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Food Security Challenges and Latin America's Opportunity

Admiral Karl Schultz's keynote remarks, followed by an expert panel, focused on Latin America's role in ensuring resilient global food supply chains.

10 to 11:30 am ET

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Overview

Americas Society/Council of the Americas will hold a timely program on food security in the midst of COVID-19 and Latin America's role in building and participating in resilient global food supply chains. 

Latin America is an important region in the global food security space. The region plays an increasingly critical role in feeding the world now and after COVID-19. The panelists will examine the challenges and opportunities in securing supply chains, protecting fisheries, and working toward economic recovery and social well-being, all critical in ensuring food security for the hemisphere and world.

Keynote remarks:

  • Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant, United States Coast Guard @ComdtUSCG

Panelists:

  • Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head of Latin American and Caribbean Program, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) @bonilla_daz
  • Daniel Maldonado, General Director, Wheat Mills, Corporación Multi Inversiones
  • Ignacio Tirado, President, Oceano Seafood
  • Tania Rojas, Managing Director, LatAm Central, Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ericfarns

To register, email us at: dcprograms@as-coa.org

RSVP no later than 3:00 pm the day before the event.

Speakers

 

Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Commandant, United States Coast Guard

Admiral Karl L. Schultz assumed the duties as the 26th commandant of the United States Coast Guard on June 1, 2018. As commandant, he oversees all global Coast Guard operations and 41,000 active-duty, 6,200 reserve, and 8,500 civilian personnel, as well as the support of 25,000...

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Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla
Head of Latin American and Caribbean Program, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Dr. Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla joined IFPRI as a visiting senior research fellow in 2012 and in 2017 he was named head of the LAC Program. He received a PhD. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an M.A. in economics and an M.A. in international relations from Johns...

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Daniel Maldonado
Director General, Harinas, CMI

Daniel Maldonado was born in Colombia and has lived in various countries during his professional life. He studied business administration and holds a master's degree in international business from New Hampshire College. He spent the last two decades working at Bunge, an...

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Tania Rojas
Managing Director LATAM Central, Cargill Animal Nutrition

Tania Rojas is the managing director for the CAN LATAM Central Business (Central America, Caribbean, Colombia, and Peru). With more than 20 years of experience in different areas such as finance, strategy, marketing, commercial, and general management. She has worked for Cargill...

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Eric Farnsworth
Vice President, AS/COA, Washington D.C. Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on...

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