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World Food Day 2020

October 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am CDT

Registration is closed. The conference is being live streamed on Global Minnesota’s YouTube channel.

October 16, 1945, was the founding date of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Every year on this day, people around the globe gather to honor this important milestone as World Food Day and to rededicate ourselves to the international campaign underway to achieve, by 2030, the sustainable development goal of Zero Hunger.

Join us for a World Food Day 2020 virtual conference featuring presentations on global food topics including hunger relief, regenerative agriculture and sustainable development, food security and safety, impacts of climate change, and more. The goal is to deepen our personal and collective determination to defeat hunger.

Hear from heads of international organizations, companies, and trade associations who provide significant leadership in our global food system. We will also celebrate the launch of MBOLD, a coalition that leverages Minnesota’s unique concentration of food and agriculture leadership in addressing global challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

Presenters include Hon. David Beasley, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme – the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Founder and Director, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network; and more.

The conference is being live streamed on Global Minnesota’s YouTube channel.

Speakers and Presenters

Conference Agenda


Thank You to World Food Day 2020 Sponsors

Thank You to World Food Day 2020 Program Partners

Thank you to promotional partners Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul; Ecolab; Economic Club of Minnesota; Environmental Initiative; Food TankInstitute for Agriculture & Trade Policy; Loaves & Fishes, Minnesota; Midwest Food Connection; Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture; Minnesota Women’s Press; MyFormulary; Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Minnesota; Second Harvest Heartland; and The Food Group.


October 16, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Global Minnesota
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