Sessions Information

  • January 8, 2010
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Melrose
    Floor: Third Floor

    This panel will consider the issue of food security as outlined in several international documents, and the impact of the financial crisis on the promise to provide food security for the world's poorest, who are mostly in Africa.  Although the promise of food security was barely fulfilled before this current financial crisis, there is no doubt that the crisis has exacerbated the problem.   The panel will therefore consider steps that the global community should take to ensure that the promise of food security is pursued through international law and international regulation.  The panel will consider these issues in the context of economic development, particularly rural economic development, in Africa.  The panel will focus on several regions in Africa, including the Horn of Africa, West and Southern Africa.  It will also focus on women's roles as the architects of food security and in particular social, political, and cultural constraints that deny women access to resources such as credit, marketing and other services.


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
Valparaiso University Law School

American University, Washington College of Law

University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Seattle University School of Law

Drake University Law School

University of California, Davis, School of Law

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.