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Policy Seminar

IFPRI Roundtable on Next Harvest II

IFPRI’s 2014 report “GM Technologies for Africa: A State of Affairs” identified the lack of standardized and uniformly collected biotech data as a main constraint in assessing the overall state of Africa’s agricultural biotechnology capacity and in…

Policy Seminar

Perspectives on Energy, Water, and Agriculture

Expanding access to clean energy in low-income countries is key to development efforts.  Taking innovative ideas found in U.S. research institutions and translating and scaling these innovations to meet the demand of developing country partners is…

Policy Seminar

Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050

Scenarios, Results, Policy Options Feeding a growing world population, likely to reach 9 billion by 2050, poses an unprecedented challenge to human ingenuity. Most of these additional people will be born in developing countries, where the population…

Policy Seminar

Nanotechnology, Food, Agriculture and Development

Imagine eating foods without absorbing harmful allergens and cholesterol into your body. Imagine farmlands in developing countries with environmental sensors that automatically release pesticides and fertilizers only when absolutely necessary. Imagine…

Policy Seminar

African Agricultural Research and Development

Progress, Challenges, Opportunities Abstract Following a period of stagnation in the 1990s, total public agricultural research and development (R&D) spending and capacity levels in Sub-Saharan Africa have increased in recent years. However, the…