What: International conference on "Food Secure Arab World: A Roadmap for Policy and Research"
Where: Beirut, Lebanon
When: 6–7 February 2012
Organizers: The International Food Policy Research Institute and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
The conference will feature presentations by leading thinkers in the fields that comprise food security—including economics, agriculture, water, trade, health, and nutrition—in addition to sessions on lessons learned from existing country development strategies. There will be a priority-setting session using digital voting technology, public discussion, and opportunities for participants to connect with people who are similarly committed to sustainably ending food insecurity and poverty in the Arab world. Expected outcomes include a declaration on the principles for food security in the Arab world and a roadmap of ways to implement the recommended actions.