Global Conference 2010

Global Conference 2010

Feeding the World's Hungry: Financing More Efficient Food Assistance

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 / 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


More than 1 billion people around the world go hungry every day. Erasing this tragedy is one of the great moral imperatives of our time — and finance can play a pivotal role. In 2009, the G-8 nations put forth a three-pronged strategy for improving food security, focusing on strengthening long-term agricultural development, emergency food assistance, and safety-net and nutrition programs. Panelists discussed the best mechanisms to improve food security, the strategies that are working and how financial tools can help.

Moderator

James Moglia

Executive Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets

Speakers

Mary Chambliss

Former Deputy Administrator, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Michael Klein

Special Advisor, U.N .World Food Programme

Ejnar Knudsen

Co-Portfolio Manager of the Agriculture Fund, Passport Capital

Vijaya Ramachandran

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


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