On 29 April 2013, the Chatham House Energy, Environment and Resources department convened a meeting on “Global Food Insecurity and Implications for Saudi Arabia”. The high-level workshop comprised around 25 people, drawn from Saudi and GCC policy experts, regional banks, private sector actors and government policy leads. The aims of the meeting were threefold:
1) to identify some of the challenges and opportunities in key food-exporting countries and the implications for international food security;
2) to assess Saudi Arabia’s food security position; and
3) to discuss possible policy options and tools to enhance food security in Saudi Arabia.
The discussion was wide-ranging and constructive. In general, there was good consensus. Click Global Food Insecurity and Implications for Saudi Arabia Summary to download the initial report or visit Chathamhouse publication center to download it.