Convened annually by the Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the symposium on global agriculture and food security provides a platform for discussion about the US government and international community’s progress on addressing the problem of food insecurity.
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David Auerbach, Cofounder, Sanergy; Sanjeev Asthana, Founder & Managing Partner, I-Farm Venture Advisors; Chairman, National Skills Foundation of India; Doug Bereuter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program; Niklas Buehren, Economist, Gender Innovation Lab, The World Bank; Nicole Clifton, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS; And other participants
Allison Aubrey, Food & Health Correspondent, NPR News; Shawn Baker, Director, Nutrition, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Douglas Bereuter, Cochair, Global Agricultural Development Initiative, The Chicago Council; Former Member, US House of Representatives; Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture; The Honorable Dan Coats, Member, US Senate (R-IN); And other participants
Jessica C. Adelman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, North America, Syngenta; Pamela K. Anderson, Director, Agricultural Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture; Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute; Howard W. Buffett, President, Buffett Farms Nebraska LLC; And other participants
Subbanna Ayyappan, Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education; Director General, The Indian Council of Agr; Yaneer Bar-Yam, President, New England Complex Systems Institute; Brett D. Begemann, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Monsanto Company; Doug Bereuter, President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation; Gabor Forgacs, Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer, Modern Meadow; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Missour; And other participants
Barack Obama, President of the United States of America; His Excellency Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President of Ghana; His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania; President of the Republic of Benin & Chairman of the African Union, His Excellency Dr. Boni Yayi; His Excellency Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia; And other participants
Bill Gates, Cochair and Trustee, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development ; The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture; The Honorable Lael Brainard, Undersecretary for International Affairs, US Department of Treasury; Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Markets, World Wildlife Fund; And other participants
The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International Development; The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture; Namanga Ngongi, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa; Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia; His Excellency Aghatham Ag Alhassane, Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Mali; And other participants