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Global Food Security Symposium 2021

Global Food Security Symposium

In advance of the UN Food Systems Summit, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman, Impossible Foods’ Head of Impact Strategy Rebekah Moses, and other global leaders discuss innovations transforming food systems.

A woman looks at rows of small plants in a growing facility

Making Hunger a Priority in America


The Council's Ertharin Cousin leads a conversation with IL Senator Dick Durbin, Produce Alliance’s Melissa Melshenker Ackerman, and other experts about the USDA’s efforts to address food security challenges.

Boxes of food are packed on a pallet waiting to be delivered to families as rural hunger rises due to COVID-19, in Manitowoc, WI
Reuters/Gabriela Bhaskar

Commentary & Analysis

Dietary Diversity for Women Improves Nutrition Security for All

Global Food for Thought by Soumya Gupta

Long before the pandemic, evidence showed a persistent deficiency in food intake of women in India. A convergence of policies and programs across sectors can boost the nutrition security of women and their communities.

A woman with potatoes
Jessica Ames, Tata-Cornell Institute
Food and Agriculture

Reenvisioning a Fractured Global Food System

Global Food for Thought by Bernhard Kowatsch

Unlocking local knowledge and know-how in Regional Innovation Hubs.

A Syrian refugee uses WFP’s Building Blocks blockchain enabled digital cash to pay for groceries at a local market in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan
Shaza Moghraby
Food and Agriculture


Centering Global Food Security for Global Prosperity

Report by Coauthors

Catherine Bertini and Ertharin Cousin are co-leads on a paper offering the Biden Administration recommendations for the US government to build on a strong foundation of food and nutrition security programs to alleviate global hunger and malnutrition.

Vegetables are displayed for sale at a stand at Surquillo market in Lima, Peru.
Food and Agriculture

Farmers on the Front Line: Agriculture's Role in Fighting Climate Change


Climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture and food security both in the US and abroad. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations that are targeted both domestically and internationally.

Food and Agriculture


Sanjeev Asthana 

Nonresident Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Sanjeev Asthana

Doug Bereuter 

Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Doug Bereuter