CARE and Cornell University: Partnership for Sustainable Global Food Security
Introductory remarks by
Ambassador William Garvelink, Senior Adviser, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS
Framing remarks by
David Skorton, President, Cornell University
Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE USA
A Panel Discussion with
Dorcas Robinson, Director for Gender and Food Security, CARE USA
Christopher Barrett, Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University
Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future, USAID
Greg Allgood, Director, Children’s Safe Drinking Water and Senior Fellow in Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Director, Global Food Security Project, CSIS
CARE and Cornell University have formed a partnership to advance sustainable food systems that strengthen resilience of chronically hungry women and their families to improve food security, engage in markets and adapt to climate change.
CARE’s distinguished history of poverty-fighting and humanitarian programming and Cornell’s world-class multi-disciplinary research capacity are joining forces to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based solutions that tackle underlying, structural challenges to sustainable food systems and women’s empowerment. Because they are working together on the ground, Cornell scientists and CARE staff are developing integrated research and programming approaches with immediate feedback loops to quickly refine results and catalyze learning. This partnership will engage a growing group of corporate, government and non-profit organizations to define a shared learning agenda, test innovative pilots and scale-up proven approaches.
We look forward to a provocative discussion about the barriers and opportunities chronically food insecure women face as they attempt to access markets, develop sustainable livelihoods, adapt to climate change and, ultimately, graduate out of poverty. We will also examine the roles and interests of corporations, government, academia and non-profits working in partnership to address these issues.