For Immediate Release
Contact: Nicole Buckley
Assistant Director, Energy & Environment Program
The Aspen Institute
+1.212.895.8005 | [email protected]
International Food Security Leaders Call for
Reframing Global Hunger and Nutrition Strategies
High profile group releases recommendations for public and private sector leaders
to tackle long-term global food security through resilience planning
Washington, DC, February 22, 2016 –– A high-level and international group of food security leaders from across sectors has released an Aspen Institute report on “Public and Private Sector Interventions for Global Food Security,” based on a multi-stakeholder roundtable dialogue. The group is chaired by Madeleine K. Albright, Former US Secretary of State; Senator Tom Daschle, Former US Senate Majority Leader; Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation; and Secretary Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program and Former US Secretary of Agriculture.
The newly released primer recommends six integrating actions that both public and private sector leaders need to know for tackling long-term food security, particularly decision makers who are not necessarily steeped in the broader dialogue on food security, humanitarian aid, climate change, women’s health,and the sustainable intensification of agriculture.
Read the report at fssg.aspeninstitute.org.
“This Strategy Group has been dedicated to taking the long list of food security issues that experts have raised to date, and framing them in a concise way that is actionable for both policymakers and corporate leaders,” explained Dan Glickman, co-chair of the initiative and former US Secretary of Agriculture. “Given today’s globally interconnected markets, leaders from all sectors must build shock absorbers into the existing global food system that will provide resilience over the long term.”
Roundtables & Dialogues in 2012-2015
The Food Security Strategy Group was hosted by the Aspen Institute in 2013-2015, and was comprised of international leaders and experts drawn from government, academia, and the private and non-profit sectors. Roundtable discussions took place in Marrakech, Des Moines, Rome, Belgrade, and Milan, to support the development of the group’s priorities.
To learn more about the Food Security Strategy Group’s recommendations, visit the new website showcasing and exploring the various issues elevated by the group: fssg.aspeninstitute.org
About the Food Security Strategy Group
The Food Security Strategy Group (FSSG) was a high-level, non-partisan, and international dialogue series exploring food security challenges with a group of prominent and influential leaders in business, government, non-profit organizations and academia. Taking place in 2013-2015, the FSSG was chaired by Madeleine K. Albright, Thomas A. Daschle, Tony Elumelu, and Dan Glickman, and focused on cross-sector solutions between four interlinked areas: population, health and poverty; science, technology and innovation; markets, trade and investment; and environmental sustainability. The FSSG was hosted by the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment, Aspen Global Health and Development, and Middle East Programs. www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/food-security
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.