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Policy Seminar

CGIAR: Reflections by the CEO

An update on CGIAR reform: reinvigorating global research on agriculture Abstract The CGIAR has been transformed through a reorganization over the last three years. What has been achieved? What is still left to be done? Securing a food secure future…

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Scaling Up in Agriculture, Rural Development, and Nutrition

As governments, donors, and other key actors deepen their commitments to improve food security and reduce poverty, they are increasingly focusing on how successful development interventions can be scaled up, i.e. expanded, replicated, and adapted to…

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Launch of IFPRI's First Global Food Policy Report

In 2011, a variety of ongoing challenges affected global food security, including food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, and conflicts. Despite a number of positive developments in 2011, the global food system’s inability to adequately…

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Food Policy in Disarray

The Challenges and Priorities Per Pinstrup-Andersen will discuss how policy failure contributed to the food price crisis and how those responsible for global and national food systems need to take certain actions to reverse the damage. He presents…

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From Concepts to Realities

Promising Nanotechnology Applications for Agriculture & Water Safety in Developing Countries Nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of material measuring between 1–100 nanometers in at least one dimension, is leading to the development of…

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21st Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Nutrition in Senegal: Achievements and Prospects After several major transitions, Senegal succeeded in developing a multisectoral strategy to achieve sustainable nutrition outcomes. The country achieved significant results through a combination of…

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The Gates Foundation Agricultural Policies Portfolio

Four Years Old and Looking Ahead Abstract  Last year Gates Foundation members reflected on the Foundation’s role in agricultural development by conducting a yearlong analysis of the evolving agricultural development landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa and…

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Agribusiness for Africa’s Prosperity

In the next 20 years, both farming and agro-industries in Africa need to undergo profound structural transformations in order to generate the jobs, incomes and food products so badly needed by the continent’s growing population. To be able to make the…

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2011 Global Hunger Index Launch Event

The challenge of hunger: taming price spikes and excessive food price volatility Abstract The Global Hunger Index is a comprehensive measure of hunger worldwide and by country and region. Although the proportion of hungry people around the world has…

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Leveraging Agriculture to Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases

A Lead-Up Seminar to the United Nations Summit on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases Abstract Three of five deaths worldwide can be attributed to just four noncommunicable diseases—heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, and cancer.…

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