In partnership with Washington's diplomatic community
we are pleased to present:

Food Security & Agricultural Innovation:
A Multinational Imperative
December 16, 2011
Washington, D.C.


Doubling global food production by 2050 against a backdrop of diminishing natural resources and climate change demands multinational collaboration, agricultural innovations, and accelerated research partnerships. To shape new models for global cooperation and create an effective platform for knowledge-sharing, Diplomacy Matters presents the inaugural luncheon of our “Global Food Matters” series.

His Excellency Michael Collins, Irish Ambassador to the United States, will keynote the program, underscoring Ireland’s commitment to fighting global hunger and building innovative partnerships. Focusing on multinational efforts, we will highlight partner nations helping to build a food-secure future and breaking new ground in agricultural innovations and technology applications.

WHO His Excellency Michael Collins, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States
Jeanette Patell, First Secretary, Agriculture & Fisheries, Canadian Embassy
James Kiiru, Agricultural & Commercial Attaché, Embassy of Kenya
WHEN Friday, December 16, 2011
11:45 am — 12:15 pm: Reception (with cash bar)
12:30 pm — 2:00 pm: Luncheon Program
1801 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Join policymakers, researchers and key players in the global food and agriculture community, along with members of Washington’s diplomatic community, to contribute to this strategic dialogue. Learn more about country-led initiatives in food security, agricultural innovations, university partnerships and emerging entrepreneurs.