Special Event

Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity

Feb 12, 2014 - 09:00 am to 12:00 pm UTC

The Role of Agricultural Technologies

On February 12th, the International Food Policy Research Institute will launch their newest report, Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies, during a global agricultural summit hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The first-of-its-kind report shows how innovations can affect maize, wheat and rice yields in 2050 and their impact on farm productivity, commodity prices, hunger, malnutrition and trade flows.

The global summit will feature academics, policymakers and experts analyzing the study results and the policies needed to advance its conclusions. IFPRI will also unveil an innovative new online tool that enables policymakers to easily visualize the impacts of agricultural technologies at the micro-level.