Farming First to Partner with The Economist “Feeding the World” Summit in London

Farming First is delighted to announce that it will be partnering with The Economist “Feeding the World” summit for the third consecutive year.

The global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Alongside limited agricultural land, water security issues, infrastructure and biodiversity challenges coupled with climate change, we face an uncertain future for food security.

What are leading policymakers, government officials, academics, NGOs and the private sector doing to prepare?

Join Farming First as we partner with The Economist “Feeding the World” summit on February 13th, 2014 in London. At the summit will be an expert audience of senior business and industry leaders, government, donors, aid agencies and the research community to explore the opportunities to collaborate in delivering improved nutrition and sustainable agricultural markets that will help avert the impending food security crisis.

WHEN: Thursday February 13th 2014

WHERE: The HAC, London

Lively debates will be steered by The Economist editors, to uncover ideas and strategies that will shape the food and agricultural sectors for years to come.

Farming First is also able to offer its subscribers a 20% discount on the registration fee if you book your place by December 20th 2013.  Simply quote FF/DC when registering.


  • Event Chair: Emma Duncan, Deputy Editor, The Economist
  • David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Food Security and Nutrition, United Nations
  • Justin Byworth, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision UK
  • Joergen Haslestad, Chief Executive Officer and President, Yara International
  • Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, IFAD    
  • Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network (FANRPAN)
  • Esin Mete, President, International Fertilizer Industry Association
  • Paulus Verschuren, Special Envoy on Food and Nutrition Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Alice Kachere, Smallholder farmer from Malawi
  • Rose Adongo, Smallholder farmer from Uganda

Find out more: Brochure Programme Speakers Registration Fees

We hope you will be able to join us!