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Healthy Food, Digital Tools at G8 Food Security Events

By Senior Advisor for Global Development to the Deputy Director for Policy at OSTP

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In advance of the G8 Summit at Camp David last weekend, President Obama joined four African Heads of State, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, private-sector leaders, and Bono from the band U2 and the ONE Campaign at the 3rd Annual Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security. Hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the symposium highlighted the pressing issue of global food security. 

At the event, President Obama launched the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, which aims to drive inclusive agricultural growth and raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years by aligning:

  • the commitments of Africa’s leadership to drive effective country plans and policies for food security;
  • the commitments of private-sector partners to increase investments where the conditions are right; and
  • the commitments of the G8 to expand Africa’s potential for rapid and sustainable agricultural growth.

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