Date(s) - 29/03/2017 - 30/03/2017
Ronald Reagan Building
Building on American ingenuity, international expertise, and historic bipartisan support for food security programming, the United States can help lead struggling nations from instability to prosperity and turn frontier markets into thriving partners.
Cochaired by Douglas Bereuter, president emeritus of The Asia Foundation, and Dan Glickman, former secretary of the US Department of Agriculture, this year’s symposium will showcase the best of business, social, and policy innovation. Top visionaries from every sector will gather to generate the productive dialogue and actions necessary to ensure strides in global food security and agricultural development, and the Council will release its recommendations in a new report.
Still in the US Interest: Global Agricultural Development in the 21st Century
The United States played a historic role reducing global hunger in the last century because the moral imperative was bolstered by a strong economic case. Producers, commodity groups and businesses know that growing incomes abroad also translate to new market opportunities for American business, small and large. But it’s not just good economic sense; individual Americans have also shown their support for ending hunger by being among the most generous in the world in their giving to civil society and faith based organizations.
Themes: American businesses and farmers interests in emerging markets; Public support for development assistance; Civil society and faith based organizations
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