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Global Food Security Symposium 2016: Growing Food for Growing Cities

April 26, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Two-thirds of the world’s population – 6.3 billion people – will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world’s small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets.

The Global Food Security Symposium 2016 will bring together key multi-disciplinary stakeholders to discuss transformations to the global food system necessary to feed growing cities. Participants will explore ideas to facilitate business investments and economic opportunities that can benefit small-scale farmers and urban consumers alike. At the symposium, the Council also will release a major report recommending specific actions that the US government can take to advance food security in an urban world.

Details

Date:
April 26, 2016
Time:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/event/global-food-security-symposium-2016

Organizer

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Phone:
312-726-3860
Email:
info@thechicagocouncil.org
Website:
http://www.thechicagocouncil.org

Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennslyvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Phone:
202-312-1300
Website:
http://www.itcdc.com