All External Events

August 4 - 6, 2014
President Obama in August will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind. The theme of the Summit is "Investing in the Next Generation."
August 4, 2014
This signature event, part of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, will highlight three critical and interrelated areas in the U.S-Africa relationship: food security, climate change and resilience.
July 24, 2014
This symposium will explore animal science research priorities to strengthen livestock value chains in developing countries and will inform future USAID livestock research investments. The symposium will consist of six 15-minute presentations, followed by 60 minutes of panel discussion and Q&A with the audience.
July 23, 2014
At this webinar, the authors of the USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy will outline key aspects of the strategy, focusing on its practical relevance to agricultural development practitioners. They will discuss the roll-out of nutrition-sensitive principles in Feed the Future zones of influence and explain how USAID is looking at the nutrition-agriculture nexus differently.
July 9, 2014
Join the Feed the Future Horticulture Innovation Lab for a forum discussion of the relationship between horticulture and nutrition, July 9 in Washington, D.C. Hear highlights of how the Horticulture Innovation Lab's research has related to nutrition during the program's first five years, including projects focused on African indigenous vegetables and orange- and purple-fleshed sweet potatoes.
June 5, 2014
Join the USAID innovATE program and Penn State's College of Agricultural Science's Office of International Programs for a discussion about the role that agricultural training and education can play in supporting food security and increased food production in the developing world.
May 22, 2014
Global leaders will convene at The Chicago Council's Global Food Security Symposium 2014 to chart a course for how the U.S. Government—in partnership with business, civil society, and international organizations—can advance global food security in the face of weather volatility and climate change.
May 19 - 21, 2014
Join us this May for the first-ever Feed the Future Global Forum to highlight where we’ve been, what we’ve achieved (and learned along the way), and how we’re accelerating progress. Follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #feedthefuture.
March 25 - 28, 2014
To celebrate the life and legacy of tireless hunger fighter Norman E. Borlaug and inspire a new generation to carry on his work, the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security will bring together thought leaders, policymakers, and representatives of leading agricultural research-for-development organizations, both public and private.
February 28 - March 2, 2014
The 2014 Summit at Auburn University will put a strong emphasis on identifying hunger solutions, best practices, innovations and partnerships, giving participants not just inspiration, but practical and replicable actions that they can bring back to their campuses and communities. In addition to well-known keynote speakers, we will have a number of panels and interactive sessions, featuring experts and practitioners from many fields.
February 20 - 21, 2014
USDA has hosted the Agricultural Outlook Forum since 1923 to provide farmers and ranchers, government, and agribusinesses with sound information for decision-making. More than 95 distinguished experts in the fields of international trade, forestry, conservation, invasive pests and citrus disease, nanotechnology, social media, local food systems, and food safety will speak at the Forum's 29 breakout sessions.
February 18, 2014
This #AskAg Twitter Chat brings together experts in the open data and development communities to discuss the ways the open movement may change the face of agriculture and food security.
February 12, 2014
On February 12, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will launch their newest report, Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: Role of Agricultural Technologies, during a global agricultural summit hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
January 21 - 31, 2014
The theme of the summit is: “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.”
January 16 - 18, 2014
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry.