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Climate Change Is a Hunger Issue: Farmers Speak Up from the U.S. to West Africa

September 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Organized by Bread for the World Institute

Climate Change Is a Hunger Issue: Farmers Speak Up from the U.S. to West Africa

September 24, 2020


Farmers feed the world. And when farmers struggle, so do our food systems. As farmers from the United States to West Africa struggle to adapt to the reality of climate change, global hunger is on the rise. We must understand their common challenges if we want to end hunger.

To commemorate Climate Week 2020, join Bread for the World Institute on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. (ET) for an hour-long conversation on how climate change affects global food systems and the changes needed to address the impact of climate change. The conversation will feature perspectives from farmers in Iowa and West Africa.

This international panel, moderated by Todd Post, senior researcher, writer, and editor at Bread for the World Institute, will feature these experts on climate change and food systems:

  • Matt Russell, an Iowa farmer and executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light.
  • Dr. Jessica Fanzo, the Bloomberg distinguished professor of global food & agricultural policy and ethics at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Huguette Sekpe, program director of CARE International in Benin and Togo.

Please register for the webinar even if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. This ensures you will receive the recording and follow-up information.

Building climate-resilient food systems is critical to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger and malnutrition. I hope you will attend this critical conversation inspired by The 2020 Hunger Report: Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow.

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September 24, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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