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[Videoconference] GDLN Food Security and Development
(Factors Causing Food Crisis)

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School, Seoul, Republic of Korea Date 2013-10-11
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management, The World Bank Organizer

Global Development Learning Network
「Food Security and Development: Factors Causing Food Crisis」

The sharp increase in food prices in 2007-08, along with the global economic recession, caused devastating impacts on the poor in developing countries and exposed the vulnerability of our current global food system.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations announced that in 2009 there are over 1 billion chronically hungry people worldwide. The global food crisis has sparked a civil commotion at least in 30 countries and even fueled a collapse of governments. Yet the global food shortage is expected to persist as a structural and chronic problem.

At this point, it is significant to recognize the risk of exacerbated food crisis and to seek global responses to achieve more sustainable and resilient "food security." The World Food Summit of 1996 defines food security as all people having "physical and economic access to enough safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy lifestyle."

For a comprehensive understanding of global food security, the KDI School, in line with the G-20 Global Leadership Program for Middle Managers, is hosting a VC seminar on "Food Security and Development" that gives a closer look on the contributing factors behind the global food crisis.
 
Program
Opening
09:30-09:35 Opening & Introduction of Program
09:35-09:45 Introduction of Participants at Each Site
Presentation - Food Security and Development: Factors Causing Food Crisis
09:45-09:50 Introduction of Speaker
09:50-11:20 Presentation
Discussion and Q&A Session
11:20-11:25 Introduction of Discussant
11:25-11:55 Discussion
11:55-12:20 Q&A Session
Closing
12:20-12:30 Closing

    □ Date: October 11, 2013
    □ Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    □ Contact: Kim, Soo Eun (se_kim@kdischool.ac.kr, +82-2-3299-1106)
 



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