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Economic contributions of international agricultural development

By Sylvain Roy, President and CEO of CNFA, in Agri-Pulse on March 9, 2017.

Today the world is more interconnected and interdependent than ever. And yet one in nine people around the world go hungry every day. Food security is more than a nation-by-nation concern. Through investments in agriculture development programs in emerging and developing economies and a sustained global commitment we are making progress towards eliminating hunger but more needs to be done.

The United States has one of the most advanced agricultural systems in the world. Sophisticated technologies—biological, chemical, genetic and mechanical—have transformed U.S. farming into a finely engineered system of food production, processing and distribution. It is our entrepreneurial skills and free enterprise values that set us apart and contribute to our ability to transfer those elements for business success to men and women in every culture. Read more