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Policy Seminar

Macroeconomics, Agriculture & Food Security

With: Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Joe Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Alejandro Izquierdo, Principal Technical Leader & Economist, Inter-American Development Bank  |  Maximo Torero, Division Director of the…

Policy Seminar

Why is Ending Hunger So Hard?

Ending hunger is difficult because it is a lengthy process that requires sustained policy attention and public resources at the same time that private markets are the arena for nearly all the decisions that matter. Central to this process is the food…

Policy Seminar

Boserup and Beyond

Mounting Land Pressures & Development Strategies in Africa Evidence collected in the above titled special issue of the journal Food Policy shows that rising rural population densities and shrinking farm sizes in large parts of Africa are profoundly…

Policy Seminar

21st Century Agricultural Policies

The 2013 EU CAP and 2014 US Farm Bill With the 2013 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the US Agricultural Act of 2014, two major actors in world markets with longstanding high levels of farm support have set their assistance programs for…

Policy Seminar

Aflatoxins: Finding Solutions for Improved Food Safety

Aflatoxins—a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops—pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries. It is estimated that 26,000 Africans living south of the Sahara die annually…

Policy Seminar

22nd Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Public-Private Partnerships Innovating to End Malnutrition Today, 1 billion people are undernourished and 2 billion are micronutrient deficient. The potential of the private sector to eradicate malnutrition is enormous, but requires an enabling…

Policy Seminar

The Urbanization of Global Poverty: New Estimates

One-quarter of the world’s consumption poor live in urban areas and that the proportion has been rising over time. By fostering economic growth, urbanization helped reduce absolute poverty in the aggregate but did little for urban poverty. Over…