OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - CARE Canada and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are organizing a conference to celebrate World Food Day on October 16, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the IDRC head office in Ottawa. The event will focus on how Canada can contribute to world food security and meet the food needs of a rapidly growing world population.
Two panels will consider the challenges and solutions to global food security. The first—with high-level representatives from IDRC, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, CARE Canada, and the private sector—will discuss the perspectives and roles of different sectors of society in ensuring world food security.
The second panel will bring together representatives from McGill University, the University of Guelph, the Humanitarian Coalition, CARE Ethiopia, and IDRC to share practical experiences and results.
Each panel will be followed by a discussion period. The conference will also be offered as a live webcast. English-French simultaneous interpretation services will be available.
Spaces are limited and journalists are encouraged to register with IDRC. Join in the conversation through Twitter at #WFD2014.
Location: International Development Research Centre
150 Kent Street, 8th floor, Ottawa
W. David Hopper room
For more information: 613-696-2101 or 613-228-5643
About Canada's International Development Research Centre
A key part of Canada's foreign policy efforts, IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods.
CARE is one of Canada's leading development and humanitarian agencies with almost 70 years of experience and a presence in 90 countries. Working with communities to develop sustainable food and nutrition solutions, we are helping communities better prepare for droughts and food emergencies; making sure that women and men have equal access to the supplies needed to grow nutritious food; and teaching sustainable farming practices that produce greater yields.
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SOURCE: International Development Research Centre
For further information: Media contact: IDRC: Marianne Goodwin, Senior Media and Public Affairs Advisor, Communications Division, +1 613 696-2343, [email protected]; CARE Canada: Marie-Jo Proulx, Communications Manager, 613-799-7562, [email protected]