Discussion on the Key Findings of FAO’s 2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report
According to the report, which offers a significant update on the shifting global milieu that is affecting people's food security and nutrition, economic slowdowns and downturns are among the key drivers of this worsening trend. The uneven pace of economic recovery and continuing poor economic performance in many countries after the 2008–2009 global economic downturn, are also undermining efforts to end hunger and malnutrition.
Please join us for a presentation of the report, keynote address and panel discussion on the key findings of the 2019 SOFI report.
- Congressman Jim McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts and Co-Chair of the House Hunger Caucus
- Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
- Vimlendra Sharan, Director of FAO’s Liaison Office for North America
- Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, US Department of Agriculture
Presentation of Report's Key Findings
- Máximo Torero, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Kimberly Ann Elliott, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
- John McArthur, Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution
- Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI
Light lunch available at 11:45am. Event begins promptly at 12:15pm.