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Policy Seminar

CANCELLED: Tackling Soil Health Problems in Africa South of the Sahara

The policy seminar scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm at IFPRI has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience. Human health and soil health are related. Humans get nutrition from food; food gets nutrition from the soil. This…

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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

The Zero Hunger Challenge

Achieving the Right to Food for All Event organized by IFPRI, FAO, and Community for Zero Hunger This panel brings together the unique perspectives of representatives of the United Nations, government and civil society to discuss the Zero Hunger…

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Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in the Post-2015 Agenda

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, policy discussions on the Post-2015 development agenda, including the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have gained strong momentum. These discussions put sustainable…

Policy Seminar

Post-2015 Development Agenda

Food Security and Environmental Sustainability Due to the federal government's closure and IFPRI's inclement weather policy, we regret that today's event has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. As the deadline for the Millennium…

Policy Seminar

Beyond Gender Myths

Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security There is now growing recognition of the importance of attention to gender for agricultural productivity and food security. However, many “gender myths” persist; myths that either underestimate…

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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…

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Transforming Agriculture in Africa

The Insiders’ Perspective In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile initiatives to promote agricultural development in Africa. These initiatives attempt to address one of the most pressing development challenges in Africa: increasing…

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