Global hunger and the Olympics

13 August, 2012

Fruit stall

A global hunger event will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Vice-President of Brazil, Michel Temer.

A global hunger event put together by the Department for International Development (DFID) held to tie in with the final day of the Olympics will be headed by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Vice-President of Brazil, Michel Temer.The event will use the Olympics to remind political leaders of the importance of nutrition towards a child achieving their potential.

The global hunger event will address many of the issues that we have been addressing through our series of conferences on food and agriculture. The upcoming conference entitled ‘Global food and nutritional security: the role of science and technology’ will discuss the importance of science and technology in meeting the world’s growing agricultural needs, looking at a range of approaches from around the globe. Speakers will include:

  • Dr Zander Navarro, Embrapa
  • Dr Narendra Singh, Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Helen Browning, Soil Association
  • Catherine Moreddu, OECD 

Our previous conference in this series, Improving diet and nutrition: challenges for global food, agricultural and land use policies covered the issues of  childhood nutrition, a varied diet, and sustainable sources of nutritious food. The report for this conference is available.

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