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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…

Commentary: Walk the Talk

This post  is part of a series produced by  The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking the occasion of its annual  Global Food Security Symposium  in Washington, D.C., which will be held on May 21st. For more information on the symposium, click  here.…

New Food Security Data Unveiled at Bangladesh Workshop

Despite its transformation from a country of chronic food shortages to one of food self-sufficiency, Bangladesh still faces food-security challenges. This is the conclusion of a massive IFPRI-designed survey on agriculture, consumption, and nutrition…

The Perfect Fit: Which Social Protection Program is Best?

Governments looking to deploy social protection programs that combat hunger and poverty want a no-nonsense description of their options and a way to compare each program’s cost and impact. Policymakers and economists have long debated whether it is…

“A hungry nation is an angry nation”

Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro was interviewed during a visit to IFPRI in October 2012 “A hungry nation is an angry nation. A hungry house is an angry house…” Those words by Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development of…

Are we headed for a “food cliff”?

By now, most Americans have heard of the pending “fiscal cliff,” but have they heard of the “food cliff?” According to Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP),…

Integrated, sustainable, and shared growth at Davos

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos took place as the world faces slowed and uncertain economic growth and continuing shifts in economic power toward emerging and developing economies. Discussions focused on unemployment,…

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