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Food Subsidies in Egypt: a help or hindrance?

Statistics are sounding a warning bell about the state of Egypt’s food security, poverty, and malnutrition. The number of food insecure Egyptians has increased about 21 percent from 2009 to 2011, according to a 2011 analysis of household incomes,…

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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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Keeping the momentum of West African success

This story originally appeared on the  Food Security Portal blog. Economic growth in the developing world relies heavily on credit, grants, and loans. But increasing poor populations’ access to these financial vehicles brings with it a significant…

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Can Ethiopia maintain its great progress toward food security?

Nearly 30 years after the 1984 famine that left more than 400,000 people dead, Ethiopia has made significant progress toward food security. Some of these recent successes include a reduction in poverty, an increase in crop yields and availability, and…

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Chicago Council Food Security Symposium 2013

Dena Leibman is Head of Outreach at  IFPRI At turns seeming like an inspiring TED talk, policy seminar, industry trade show, research conference, and youth-centric social media event, the  Chicago Council’s Food Security Symposium  succeeded in its goal…

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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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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.…

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The Hidden Costs of US and EU Farm Subsidies

The world food situation continues to be vulnerable. A series of weather-related shocks in 2012—including severe droughts in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States—contributed to global food prices remaining high for a fifth consecutive…

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Feeding 9 Billion: What research do we prioritize to find solutions?

By 2050, global agricultural production will need to increase by at least 60 percent from 2006, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Both CGIAR and FAO are in the midst of priority setting efforts to identify how…

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