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The 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security:

Convened annually by The Chicago Council's Global Agricultural Development Initiative, the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security provides a platform for discussion about the U.S. government's progress in addressing food insecurity.

The 2012 event will bring together leaders from the U.S. government, international organizations, private sector, academia, and civil society three weeks before the G8 Summit in Chicago, under the theme Sustaining the L'Aquila Commitments. The symposium will invite participants to push the needle on how the U.S. and international community can renew and broaden its commitment to alleviating poverty and hunger and advancing economic growth and stability through global agricultural development.

Location: Washington DC
Date: 26 April 2012 (Thursday)

The event will also serve as the platform for the release of the second annual Chicago Council Progress Report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development, which examines changes to the U.S. government's global agricultural development policy and programming. The 2012 Progress Report will also describe how U.S. global agricultural development assistance is being implemented "on the ground" in three focus countries - Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Ghana.

The event will be co-chaired by Catherine Bertini (Executive Director, UN World Food Program, 1992-2002) and Dan Glickman (Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1995-2001).

Formal invitations and a working agenda are forthcoming. For further information on the Chicago Council or the Global Agricultural Development Initiative, please click here.

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