Chicago Council: 2017 Food Security Symposium and New Report
In late March, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released its new report, “Stability in the 21st Century: Global Food Security for Peace and Prosperity,” at the annual Global Food Security Symposium. The report, which focuses on how US efforts to fight food insecurity around the world is providing increased security and economic vitality at home, is available for download.
Nearly 500 participants attended the Symposium in Washington, D.C., on March 30 and the live stream reached people from 44 countries. DuPont’s Krysta Harden, vice president public policy and chief sustainability officer, participated in a panel discussion, Farming, Food and the Future of Work.
“We need to attract more young people into agriculture – more veterans, more people in second careers – we need everybody who has that passion for feeding others and loves our natural resources and wants to be involved in agriculture,” said Harden during the panel discussion hosted by A.G. Kwamura, co-chair of Solutions from the Land. Joining them were panelists: Kasey Bryant Bamberger, Bryant Agriculture Enterprise; Alaa Murabit, United Nations and MIT; and William Warshauer, TechnoServe. A full video playlist from the Symposium is available online.