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Bioenergy and Agriculture

Bioenergy is the subject of increasing attention around the world. It appears to offer hope for environment-friendly energy that would also be a boon to the world’s farmers. Can bioenergy fulfill the promise claimed by its proponents? Can it become an…

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Transformation of Economies in Africa

Africa has recently experienced impressive transformation, including economic growth of about 5-7 percent despite the global economic crisis. However, the opportunities that accompany such transformations have not been fully harnessed and significant…

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The Role of the Right to Food in Combating Global Hunger

This seminar will examine how legal, institutional, and policy frameworks grounded in the right to food can improve the actions States take to improve food security. The presentation will cover recent developments in Latin America and Sub-Saharan…

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Sustainable Food Security and Climate Change

Post-Bonn and Pre-Rio During these informal presentations, Bill Hohenstein will report on the outcomes for agriculture at the recently concluded UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, and David Waskow will talk about progress towards Sustainable Development…

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Why Poverty Persists

Poverty Dynamics in Asia & Africa Why are some people trapped in chronic poverty, while others are able to escape it? This policy seminar will provide an overview of the major findings and policy recommendations from a recently published book on…

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From Good to Great

Bringing Impact to Scale at the World Food Programme How can the World Food Programme (WFP) better meet the urgent needs of the poorest and most vulnerable while building the capacity of nations and peoples to feed themselves? As the WFP's new…

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Food Security & the G20

When G20 leaders come together on June 18-19 in Los Cabos, Mexico, food security will once again be at the top of their agenda. At last year’s summit, the G20 Agriculture Ministers took historic steps towards addressing food price volatility. This…

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Innovations in Measuring Women's Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index Women play a critical role in agriculture in developing countries, but they face major constraints that prevent them from contributing more to agricultural growth and poverty reduction. In order to remove…

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Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

USAID/FAO/IFPRI Side event, 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women Cohosts Her Excellency Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury State Minister of Women and Children Affairs, People's Republic of Bangladesh His Excellency Efraín Medina Minister…

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Two Food Price Crises in Three Years

What’s Going On? What Lessons Have We Learned? International food prices began to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in a second food price crisis in three years. Rising food inflation in many developing countries and increasing food…

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