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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Davos Debates 2011 and the New Vision for Agriculture initiative

Jan 25 2011 Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the UN joins the Davos Debates in Davos at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland from 26 -- 30 January 2011. 24.01.2011
Hugh Grant, Chairman, President and CEO of Monsanto, looks forward to the launch of the New Vision for Agriculture initiative and addressing how businesses, community partners, NGOs and farmers can work together to supply enough food for the 200,000 new people who are born each day.

A New Vision for AgricultureThe New Vision for Agriculture initiative, led by the Consumer Industries Community of the World Economic Forum, works to develop a shared agenda for action and foster multi-stakeholder collaboration to achieve sustainable agricultural growth. The project works to advance market-based solutions to agricultural sustainability. 

The New Vision for Agriculture initiative offers a platform through which stakeholders can create a shared agenda for action on sustainable agricultural development. It engages high-level leaders of industry, government, international institutions and civil society– with support from leading experts – to define joint priorities, recommendations and opportunities for collaboration.

The project is led by 17 global partner companies of the World Economic Forum who provide strategic leadership and championship of the initiative. These include: Archer Daniels Midland, BASF, Bunge Limited, Cargill, The Coca-Cola Company, DuPont, General Mills, Kraft Foods, Metro AG, Monsanto Company, Nestlé, PepsiCo, SABMiller, Syngenta, Unilever, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Yara International.

A diverse network of global and local stakeholders are engaged in initiative dialogues and partnerships. The World Economic Forum manages the initiative, engaging a wide array of stakeholders in its dialogues, partnerships, and thought leadership activities. The Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food Security, a high-level multi-stakeholder group, provides advisory and leadership support to the initiative. For more information on this project, please

Related: World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 04 - 06 May 2011 - Cape Town, South Africa

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