Fifth Annual International Food Security Symposium: Building Institutional Capacity for Food Security

This fifth annual symposium took place on April 2-3, 2019, on the University of Illinois campus and was co-sponsored by AgReach.



Participants enjoyed a a keynote address by Senior Research Officer Dr. Ed Laws from the Overseas Development Institute on Towards a more politically-informed approach to institutional change and capacity-building for agricultural extension. Click here for more information about Dr. Laws and ODI.

Lunchtime Presentation:

Participants also enjoyed a presentation by Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, “Making India Hunger Free:  Role of Institutions and Innovations”

Other sessions included:

  • Information and Communication Technologies for Food Security
  • Approaches to Building Capacity in Research and Extension
  • Strengthening Higher Education Institutions and
  • Evidence of Agricultural Development Approaches through Research.