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Question: What Do You Get When You Cross an Environmental NGO with an Agribusiness?

By - May 8 2014

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Answer: A collaborative call to action centered on achievable, precise and implementable actions leading to sustainable agricultural investment, as detailed in the pages of our newly launched, award-winning report The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Can Feed the World.

Question: Why would over 30 stakeholders of diverse backgrounds come together and lend their critical knowledge and on the ground experience to a report focused on food security?

Answers:

The Nature Conservancy participated in this report because the approach was truly collaborative across all stakeholders and moved the conversation beyond trade-offs between production and conservation; the result is a list of pragmatic solutions that all sectors can act on NOW in Latin America to generate abundance and address the global challenge of feeding the world.”

“As a major buyer of agricultural ingredients for our products and packaging, The Coca-Cola Company recognizes the importance of Latin America in helping to meet regional and global food demand. For us, this new foundational policy report brings to the forefront the importance of partnership among the private sector, government, and civil society to address sustainable agricultural development and water conservation.”

The Purdue Center for Global Food Security understands the tremendous potential of smallholder farmers in Latin America to meet food security requirements both regionally and globally, and supports actions to build their productive capacity and facilitate their participation in the marketplace.”

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture has long recognized the importance of investing in agriculture in Latin America to meet national, regional and global food demand. We are very pleased to see that the report shares this vision and is emphasizing the needs of smallholder farmers and sustainability concerns to become a breadbasket for the region and for the world.”

Come be a part of this conversation! Join us on May 13th for the beginning of a broader campaign to tap into LAC’s sustainable resources as a means of ending global food insecurity. May 13th will bring together Global Harvest Initiative, the IDB, and many of our 32 partners to discuss immediate next actions.  Click here for event details and registration. Live cast link from 10 -11AM EDT will also be available on May 13th from the event page.

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