Before departing for the recent G8 global leaders conference, President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, heads of state from across Africa, and fortune 500 CEOs announced a new commitment to global food security:
- The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a commitment by G-8 nations, African countries and private sector partners to lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years through inclusive and sustained agricultural growth.
Convened at the Ronald Reagan building Washington D.C. by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Global Agriculture Symposium also featured an address by noted humanitarian Bono:
USAID launched a new infographic, “How to Fight Hunger” on feeding future generations:
Over 1 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic hunger, but as President Obama explained, investment in agriculture can be a bridge to bring nations out of poverty, while feeding the world.
Secretary Clinton spoke about the importance of food security and the role that gender equality can play in ensuring proper nutrition for all.