Achieving Global Food Security: What Role for Latin America?

The Inter-American Dialogue and Grupo de Paises Productores del Sur will host a discussion on the state of global food security and Latin America’s growing role as a global food supplier. Food security will be one of the top global challenges in the coming decades. According to recent estimates, agricultural production will need to increase 50-70 percent by 2050 to meet future demand. What does this reality mean for the Western Hemisphere, which comprises many of the world’s major food producing nations? Are the world’s top agricultural exporters well positioned to scale up agricultural production and trade in the coming years? How will new trade arrangements (e.g., the Trans-Pacific Partnership) affect global food security?



  • Ambassador Michael Moore
    Embassy of New Zealand
  • Roberto Rodrigues
    Getulio Vargas Foundation
  • Nancy Stetson
    Special Representative for Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State