Global Agricultural Productivity & Hunger: Are We Doing Enough?
November 19, 2019
National Press Club
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Sign up today to participate in this new Forum which will bring together a panel of experts on Nov. 19, 2019 in Washington, DC, to focus on the findings of two new complementary reports outlining challenges and solutions towards achieving food security and poverty reduction around the world.
The 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report by Virginia Tech finds that agricultural productivity is not growing fast enough to achieve global goals for environmental sustainability, food security and nutrition, and reducing poverty.
The 2019 State of Food and Agriculture Report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows how reducing food loss and waste is vital to improving efficiency in the food system, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability.
- Vimlendra Sharan, Director of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Liaison Office for North America;
- Ann Steensland, GAP Initiative Coordinator and GAP Report Author, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech University;
- Jay Sehgal, Executive Vice President of the Sehgal Foundation; and
- Anna-Marie Ball, Director of External Affairs at HarvestPlus
Take part in this important dialogue–register now!