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The Chicago council on Global Affairs- Global Food Security Symposium 2016

Two-thirds of the world’s population – 6.3 billion people – will live in urban areas by 2050, creating a staggering demand for nutritious, safe, and sustainable food. The global food system must transform to meet this demand. With this challenge, however, comes great opportunity to integrate the world’s small-scale farmers with burgeoning urban markets.

On April 26th, the Global Food Security Symposium 2016 will bring together key multi-disciplinary stakeholders to discuss transformations to the global food system necessary to feed growing cities. Participants will explore ideas to facilitate business investments and economic opportunities that can benefit small-scale farmers and urban consumers alike. At the symposium, the Council also will release a major report recommending specific actions that the US government can take to advance food security in an urban world. This event will be live streamed.

For more information, Stay tuned for a weekly series of posts on the Global Food for Thought blog highlighting topics related to urbanization, food security, and supply chain development, to launch on March 2

Register before March 4: $75 (Non-refundable), thereafter: $100 Space is limited. Reserve your spot today.

For further information please email Tria Raimundo at traimundo@thechicagocouncil.org.

Read more information at the Global Food Security Symposium 2016 official website

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The Chicago council on Global Affairs- Global Food Security Symposium 2016