"We can unleash the change that reduces hunger and malnutrition. We can spark the kind of economic growth that lifts people and nations out of poverty. This is the new commitment that we’re making. And I pledge to you today that this will remain a priority as long as I am United States President."
Panel topics included: Healthy Agriculture-improving nutrition works for economies and communities; Farm Futures-increasing trade to drive economic growth; and Agricultural Innovation-Getting to scale. Presidents and Prime Ministers from various countries spoke, as well as corporate representatives and other stakeholders. One of the speakers who garnered the most attention was, of course, Bono. Representing his organization, ONE, Bono covered a variety of topics, ranging from global agriculture to foreign aid to transparency in the mining industry. He issued a call to action, urging everyone to work together to help lift 50 million people out of poverty.
It is encouraging to see that world leaders and key stakeholders are keeping agricultural development and food security in the spotlight. To read more about the Symposium, see speaker bios, and watch video of some of the sessions, you can visit the website.