[Videoconference] GDLN Food Security and Development
|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.
|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|
|Discussion and Q&A Session|
|11:20-11:25||Introduction of Discussant|
□ Date: October 11, 2013
□ Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Republic of Korea
□ Contact: Kim, Soo Eun (firstname.lastname@example.org, +82-2-3299-1106)