The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released the latest food Price Adjustment Factor update to the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) on May 21, 2013. Conducted on a quarterly basis, the first quarter 2013 analysis shows that personal income globally rose faster than food prices in the first quarter of 2013, boosting food security and pointing to continued improvements later in the year.
On Tuesday, more than 600 leaders from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenge of global food security. Top of mind at the symposium was engaging and investing in today’s youth to solve the greatest challenge of tomorrow’s generation – feeding 9 billion people.
Highlights from the conference:
A white paper that put forward policy recommendations to define the next steps for US global food security policy.
The Council’s Global Food for Thought blog, which connects with more than 2000 thought leaders, policy makers and business leaders around the world, features posts leading up to and from the symposium. On the blog, find a post from Paul Schickler, DuPont Pioneer president, who has served on the Council’s Global Agriculture Development Initiative committee for the last several years, and was a featured speaker at the Symposium.
A flurry of online activity followed yesterday’s 2013 Chicago Council on Global Affairs Symposium.