Farming First Partners with Chatham House for Food Security Conference

Picture 7Farming First is pleased to announce that the coalition is partnering with Chatham House to promote their food security debate later this year.

Food Security 2010: Making Food Security Work – Matching Supply to Demand, will take place on 6th and 7th December 2010 in Chatham House in London. Chatham House is a leading independent think tank on international affairs whose Chatham House Rule is famous worldwide for facilitating free speech.

The event will look at how governments and the private sector can work together to ensure a secure and sustainable balance between food supply and demand.  Participants will hear from some of the most influential voices in business and government concerning the food security debate.

Questions to be discussed include:

  • What impact do market distortions, e.g. subsidies, protectionism, food aid, etc, have on food availability
  • Is food distribution sufficiently prioritised within infrastructure plans?
  • From local to global: how effective are market information systems?
  • What role can Big Food companies play in sustainable food chains?
  • What can be done to ensure the dissemination and adoption of good farming practices?

Speakers at the event include:

Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK

Dr David Nabarro, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

Jeffrey R Currie, Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs

Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development

Christopher Delgado, Program Manager, Global Agriculture and Food Security Program, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank

Register for the event by Wednesday 6th October for the early booking rate.

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