Noteworthy Upcoming Food Security & Agricultural Development Events

Posted by on April 18th, 2012 | 0 Comments »

Below are a few upcoming food security and agricultural development events to which GHI looks forward to attending. We hope to see you there.

Creating Better Access to Finance for Rural Development: Public and Private Sector Engagement in Food Security & Agricultural Development

Date: April 25, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

Innovative financing is of core importance to achieving global food security goals, but maximizing the impact of financial resources requires technical assistance, access to extension and education, and an array of other services that can be challenging to implement. Please join us for a roundtable discussion focusing on these challenges and the most effective solutions. Some of the leading thinkers on this issue, Mr. Epke of Ecobank, Mr. Boakye of USAID’s Development Credit Authority, and Dr. Lesher of GHI will provide their thoughts in a discussion moderated by Mr. Terry Wyer of CSIS.

2012 Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security 
Date: May 18, 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

The symposium will be convened alongside the 2012 G8 meeting to highlight the opportunity and benefits for food security that can be advanced through private sector investment in African agriculture and food sectors. The event will be a platform to highlight and discuss topics and announcements to come out of the official G8 dialogue on food security among senior leaders from the G8 and select African government delegations, private sector, U.S. Congress, academic and science communities, international organizations, and civil society.

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2012 Water for Food Conference
Date: May 30 – June 1, 2012
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

The fourth annual global Water for Food Conference, May 30-June 1, 2012, will bring together experts from around the world to discuss how advances in science, technology and policy will help rainfed and irrigated agriculture sustainably feed an increasingly hungry and thirsty world.

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