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People first: green goals should not override ending hunger

This blog story  by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. With the deadline for achieving the  millennium development goals  less than two years away, international attention…

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Boosting both food security and forest resources requires new thinking

Peter Holmgren is Director General,  Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) The goal of producing enough food for a growing population has long been at the top of the global political agenda. But in pursuit of this aim, agriculture has…

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Land degradation: bad for humans, bad for biodiversity

Land degradation—the loss of goods and services derived from our ecosystems, such as soil, vegetation, and other plant and animal life—not only poses a serious threat to long-term food security but puts wildlife diversity in grave danger. Taking the…

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A Green Economy and the Poor

One of the pillars of discussion at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be the green economy—an economy that pursues growth while promoting sustainable development through efficient use of resources, in particular…

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World Water Day 2012

Every year, the United Nations chooses a new theme to focus people’s attention when it comes to thinking about our planet’s water resources. This year, they selected “Water and Food Security”- a topic near and dear to the hearts of IFPRI and its many…

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The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partners with Government of Germany to organize the international “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus–Solutions for the Green Economy” to be held in Bonn, Germany…

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Finding a road to stability in the Arab region

The following story by  Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the  International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. The string of upheavals in the Arab region in the…