Global Food Security Forum held on the Sidelines of the G20 Event

November 12, 2022


This article was originally published in and is translated here for convenience. – More than 700 government representatives, business leaders, experts, and civil society will attend the Global Food Security Forum on November 12 to 13, 2022. The meeting was a side event from the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, to answer various future food security challenges.


“We all share our views on the importance of addressing the increasingly arising food security issues due to geopolitical conflicts, pandemics, and climate change,” said the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, a foundation from the United States that serves communities around the world focused on food security and energy issues.


This event was held by the Atlantic Council, a United States non-profit, supported by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, and the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation itself.


Gaurav hopes this forum can be a forum for discussion, exchange of ideas, and cooperation that will help alleviate food security problems from producers to consumers around the world. Including the production and distribution of food, which is closely related to energy problems, which at some point can be a national security problem.


The forum includes workshops or workshops and high-level panels to discuss world food security conditions and opportunities to create food security solutions. The forum also has a dedicated panel for ministers and high-ranking officials of the agriculture ministries of various countries.


Some of the key figures who will speak at this forum are Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia Luhut Binsar Panjaitan; Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia Prabowo Subianto; US Permanent Representative, US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome Cindy McCain; and Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian and Food Policy Mykola Sol


“In my job managing trade and security companies, global food supply chains are always met with challenges, such as rising fuel prices, disruption of shipping, and inflation,” Gaurav added.


No single entity is able to fully address these problems. Our foundation has advocated for a variety of solutions since its establishment in 2015, especially collaboration, which we expect to occur at the highest level at the Global Food Security Forum,” he said.