WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) is proud to support the 2011 AG Day events in Washington D.C., which provide a unique opportunity for students to meet with members of Congress and other officials to discuss the importance of agriculture to the U.S. economy, as well as the challenges of meeting the rising demand for agricultural products by a growing global population.
"The challenges of feeding 9 billion people who will inhabit the Earth by 2050 are significant, so we must double agricultural output in that time while stabilizing or reducing the amount of land, water and inputs to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture," said Dr. William G. Lesher, Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative. "GHI is proud to sponsor the 2011 AG Day events because we understand that the next generation of farmers and ranchers will play a critical role in sustainably increasing agricultural productivity to help reduce starvation and malnutrition worldwide in the decades to come."
The Global Harvest Initiative is a public-private partnership established in 2009 under the common goal of sustainably closing the global agricultural productivity gap worldwide. Further support is welcome from public and private sector entities sharing our goal. For information about Global Harvest Initiative membership, programs, and to access studies, reports and resources including papers addressing each of the five policy priorities listed, visit: http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Harvest2050. Facebook: http://on.fb.me//Harvest2050.
SOURCE Global Harvest Initiative