Video: Global Food Security and the American Interest: An Address by Senator Mike Johanns

  • Apr 9, 2014
    Duration: 01:29:15
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    Keynote Remarks:

    The Honorable Mike Johanns, United States Senator, R-NE

    Panel to follow

    A discussion with Senator Mike Johanns and a panel of experts on the implications of the Farm Bill on the U.S. foreign assistance agenda, and ways in which the U.S. government, private sector, and the development community can cooperate to solve issues of food security.

    Roughly 870 million people in developing world do not have access to a sufficient supply of food. Since nearly 75 percent of poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, promoting food security and creating a robust agricultural sector will continue to have a significant impact in reducing global poverty and assisting vulnerable communities worldwide. The U.S. remains the largest donor of global food assistance, and is well-poised through programs such as Feed the Future and the Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition to help developing countries meet their agricultural needs. Today's changing development landscape, however, creates an ongoing need to explore new avenues of collaboration to solve long-term issues of hunger and food security.