Report Recommends US Action to Advance Global Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

Report Recommends US Action to Advance Global Food Security in the Face of 
Climate Change 
Report to Be Released at Chicago Council Global Food Security
Symposium on May 22 
CHICAGO, IL  -- (Marketwired) -- 05/12/14 --  The Chicago Council on
Global Affairs will release a new study recommending ways the United
States can advance global food security in the face of climate change
at a full-day symposium on May 22 in Washington, DC. The report puts
forward a strategic plan for how the US government can leverage its
research institutions, deploy development and trade tools, and engage
with businesses to ensure there is enough nutritious food available
globally. Advance embargoed copies of the report are available upon
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that climate
change could decrease food production by 2 percent each decade for
the rest of this century. With population expected to grow to 9
billion people by 2050, without urgent action climate change may make
it impossible for food production to keep pace with demand.  
This event will be streamed live at
Follow @GlobalAgDev, @ChicagoCouncil, and #GlobalAg for updates. 
Symposium Co-chairs
Douglas Bereuter, President Emeritus, The Asia Foundation 
Dan Glickman, Former Secretary, US Department of Agriculture  
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
The Honorable Susan E. Rice, US National Security Advisor
The Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary, US Department of Agriculture 
The Honorable Rajiv Shah, Administrator, US Agency for International
Pamela K. Anderson, Director, Agricultural Development, Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation
John F. Ginascol, Vice President, Supply Chain, Abbott Nutrition  
Download the full symposium agenda (PDF) 
Global Food Security Symposium 2014
Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and
Climate Change 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Press check-in 7:30 a.m.
**Media RSVP Required.** Advance RSVP required by 5:00 p.m. on May
21. RSVP to Samantha Skinner or
312-821-7507. If you are interested in bringing a camera, please let
Samantha know. 
Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, W
ashington, DC
Foundation Support:   
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Lead Sponsor:   
DuPont, Monsanto Company, The Good Growth Plan, Cargill, Land
O'Lakes, Inc., Novus International, Inc. 
AGree, Agriculture for Impact, Alliance for a Green Revolution in
Africa, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bread
for the World, CARE, Farm Foundation, Farming First, Global Harvest
Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute,
InterAction, Planet Forward, Supporters of Agricultural Research, The
World Food Prize Foundation, and World Wildlife Fund  
About the Global Food Security Symposium
The Chicago Council Global Food Security Symposium has been convened
annually since 2010 to identify opportunities for US leadership in
alleviating hunger and poverty through agricultural development. The
2012 symposium served as the platform of the G8 New Alliance for Food
Security and Nutrition and featured President Barack Obama, former
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bono, heads of state from
Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Benin, and numerous business leaders.  
About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an
independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the
public -- and influencing the public discourse -- on global issues of
the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders,
policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the
public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of
American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings
together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into
areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy,
global cities, global security, and global immigration. Learn more at and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates. 
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