Book Launch

"A Bucket of Water: Reflections on Sustainable Rural Development"

Co-Hosted by IFPRI and CSIS
Oct 11, 2017 - 12:15 pm to 01:15 pm EDT
Book Launch: A Bucket of water

Keynote Speaker:

  • Kanayo F. Nwanze, Fifth President (Rtd) of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Special Goodwill Ambassador on Zero Hunger, Africa Region, and CGIAR System Management Board’s First Global Ambassador (Video)


  • Julie Howard, Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Director, Agrifood Youth Opportunity Lab, Michigan State University  (Video)


      • Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs , and Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI  (Video)

      Closing Remarks:

      The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by 193 countries in 2015, set clear targets for ending hunger and undernutrition, as well as for resolving issues of poverty, inequality, and the impacts of climate change, by 2030. In addition to significant financial investments, achieving these goals will also require the dedication and efforts of rural people.  

      In A Bucket of Water, Dr. Nwanze reflects on the work of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in tackling challenging issues in rural development and provides an accessible discussion of themes such as peace and development, engaging young people in farming, women’s contribution to agricultural development, farming as a business, and technology and research. 

      Join us as Dr. Nwanze shares his thoughts on what is needed to achieve sustainable development and the role that small-scale producers will play in reaching this goal. 

      *Copies of the book will be available for purchase.