Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman, Cochairs of The Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative, to Visit Tanzania and Mozambique

 March 7, 2011 – Maxwell Professor Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman, co-chairs of The Chicago Council’s Global Agricultural Development Initiative will be traveling to Africa to conduct a fact-finding visit on agricultural development and food security projects.  From March 12-20, the co-chairs will be visiting project sites in Tanzania and Mozambique hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, the World Food Programme, and the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Feed the Future Initiative.

Catherine Bertini and Dan Glickman will be sharing their experiences from the ground through daily comments and photos. We invite you to follow their trip and offer comments and questions:

Twitter – follow us @globalagdev
Facebook – visit the Chicago Council’s Global Agriculture Development Initiative’s page
Global Food for Thought Blog – read daily commentaries and photos from ground

CONTACT: Sung Lee (’07 MA – IR & ’09 MPA), senior editor and research analyst, Global Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, +1 (312) 821-7553

About The Global Agricultural Development Initiative
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Agricultural Development Initiative supports a renewed U.S. focus on agricultural development as a means to increase food security, alleviate global poverty and spur economic development. The Initiative provides support, technical assistance and innovation towards the formulation and implementation of U.S. global agricultural development policies and offers external evaluation and accountability for U.S. progress on its policy commitments.

About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Founded in 1922, as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is one of the oldest and most prominent international affairs organizations in the United States. Independent and nonpartisan, The Chicago Council is committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning.

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