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The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public—and influencing the public discourse—on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers, and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security, and global immigration.

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News from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization

The 46th session of the CFS appointed a new chair, Thanawat Tiensin of Thailand to preside over its first-ever Multi-Year Programme of Work for 2020-2023, which was approved on Thursday.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 4:00 pm
Over the next two years, FAO and FMO will work with members of farmers' organizations, staff of SMEs and rural microfinance institutions to improve agri-business management skills, sustainable agro-ecological and processing practices and food loss-reduction techniques. The pilot project of the partnership will be undertaken in Kenya.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 10:00 pm
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Danone have agreed to work together to improve global nutrition and food safety knowledge, and promote responsible agricultural value chains for more sustainable food systems.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 10:00 pm
At the global World Food Day ceremony today speakers called for bolder and faster action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets available and affordable for all.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 10:00 pm
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