November 12, 2022
This article was originally published in Newsdetik and is translated here for convenience.
Denpasar, November 12, 2022 – More than 700 government representatives, business leaders, experts, and civil society will attend the Global Food Security Forum on November 12-13, 2022, a side event of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, to answer various future food security challenges.
This event was held by the Atlantic Council, a United States non-profit organization, 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, an organization from the United States that serves people around the world by seeking answers to various food and energy security problems.
‘We all share the same view on the importance of addressing the various food security issues that are increasingly posing due to geopolitical conflicts, pandemics and climate change,’ said Gaurav Srivastava who heads the family foundation.
Gaurav also hopes that 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 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, the global food supply chain is always met with challenges, such as rising fuel prices, disruption of shipping, and inflation. No single entity is able to fully address these problems. Our foundation has advocated for various solutions since its establishment in 2015, especially collaboration, which we hope can occur at the highest level at the Global Food Security Forum,” concluded Gaurav.