☷Welcoming Dr Cary Fowler as Special Envoy for Global Food Security United States Department of State
U.S. Department of State ( By Press Release office)
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Dr . Cary Fowler , a noted agriculturalist , has joined the Department of State as U . S . Special Envoy for Global Food Security . Best known as the “father” of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault , Dr . Fowler brings decades of commitment and a depth of experience leading multilateral efforts , including at United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO ) and the Global Crop Diversity Trust . He arrives at a time of unprecedented stress on global food systems , driven in part by climate change , the impacts of the COVID - 19 pandemic , and conflict , most notably Russia’s brutal and unjustified attack on Ukraine and the resulting disruptions to global grain supplies . The mission of the Special Envoy for Global Food Security is to advance U . S . food security , global hunger , and nutrition objectives , through diplomatic engagement with allies and partners in bilateral , regional and multilateral fora . As such , Dr . Fowler will be critical to the Department’s efforts to respond to the current global food security challenges guided by the Administration’s Global Food Security Strategy 2022 - 2026 and Global Nutrition Coordination Plan 2021 - 2026 . He will also serve as Deputy Coordinator for Diplomacy under the U . S . Agency for International Development’s Feed the Future initiative . He will consult widely with our partners nationally and internationally , including , partner governments , the private sector , academia , researchers , international organizations , civil society , and Congress . I will count on Dr . Fowler’s strategic vision and advice as we advance efforts with the international community to address the many challenges to global food security , nutrition , and food systems .
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