World Bank Open Forum on Food Crisis

Panel seeks solutions for the world's hungry people

Gari (cassawa flour). Benin

Rising food prices have driven 44 million people into extreme poverty in recent months. On April 14 and 15, the World Bank and IMF held an open forum to answer questions and debate solutions to overcoming the crisis and ensuring nutritious food for all. A panel of experts responded to comments submitted by more than 500 people from over 90 countries on how to put food first for the world's 1 billion hungry people.

Chat hosts included IFPRI researchers, Howarth Bouis, Director of Harvest Plus and Derek Headey, Research Fellow in IFPRI's Development Strategies and Governance Division.

Watch archived video of the two-hour webcast and read the transcript of a 24-hour global chat that accompanied the event on the forum website.

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