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Tracking the 2012 G20

Food insecurity poses a daunting challenge to the G20’s goals of global economic growth and development. The impacts of high and volatile food prices in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 remain widely visible, as seen during the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis.…

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Improving Agricultural Growth Critical to Global Food Security

With a growing global population and rising incomes, global collaboration is urgently needed to ensure sustainable agricultural growth and food security. The issue of food security and development was first taken up at the 2010 G20 Summit in Seoul,…

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Climate Change and Farmers

Farmers around the world are grappling with the impacts of climate change and their struggle is only going to get worse as extreme weather events, shifting weather patterns, and increased temperatures make it more difficult to grow enough food to feed…

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Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition and the Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the member states of the United Nations committed themselves to creating a "more peaceful, prosperous and just world," to "free[ing] our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty," to making…

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A New Year's resolution to consider—cut food loss and waste

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. The holiday season is just over. In the past few weeks, numerous families around the globe filled their plates with holiday-themed food and…

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Malawi’s subsidy splurge

Africa south of the Sahara has been plagued by low agricultural productivity while at the same time fertilizer usage has remained stubbornly low in the region. In an attempt to boost output, African governments have taken to subsidizing…

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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…

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Smallholder agriculture: “It’s a cool business!"

The following post is a modified version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) website. Today nearly 450 million farmers work on less than 2 hectares of land. Collectively, these…

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