President Obama to deliver opening keynote at Symposium on Global Agriculture & Food Security

Today at 10:15 am, President Barack Obama will deliver the opening keynote to the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington, D.C. The President’s remarks will highlight the G8’s efforts to promote food security, improve nutrition, and alleviate poverty through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a shared commitment to achieve sustained and inclusive agricultural growth and raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years by aligning the commitments of Africa’s leadership to drive effective country plans and policies for food security; the commitments of private sector partners to increase investments where the conditions are right; and the commitments of the G-8 to expand Africa’s potential for rapid and sustainable agricultural growth.  President Obama will be joined at the event by African heads of state, private sector leaders and civil society members to discuss innovative and practical ways to advance food security and development.  Secretary Clinton and Administrator Shah will also speak.

The event is sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Get involved: Watch a live stream of the symposium sessions or to join the conversation on Twitter.

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