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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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Informing the G20 Agenda

Actions to Address Food Price Volatility Increasing food price volatility in the wake of the 2007-08 food crisis has raised serious concerns around the world because of its impact on the poor. When the G20 agriculture ministers convene in Paris in…

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Agricultural Support in Doha and Beyond

Experience to Date and Assessment A key pillar of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture limits trade-distorting agricultural domestic support. Commitments for certain countries are tightened and extended under proposed rules in the stalled Doha Round…

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Evidence-Based Policymaking

Challenges, Methods, and Innovations in Assessing Policy Influence Research is an important component in the policymaking process. High-quality, policy-oriented research can improve public policy in developing countries and have significant payoffs in…

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Leveraging Agriculture to Improve Human Nutrition

Prospects for Golden Rice PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO PROGRAM Dr. Ingo Potrykus and Dr. S. R. Rao regret that they will be unable to join the seminar due to extenuating circumstances. The revised program is given in the abstract below. Abstract Following a…

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Linking Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition

Obstacles and Potentials Agricultural policies influence the quantity and quality of foods farmers produce, as well as the portfolio of crops they grow and the production methods they use. Thus, agricultural policies have a clear impact on human…

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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…

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Nourishing Plants and People

Abstract Millions of farmers use fertilizers to increase agricultural production and productivity and thereby improve their livelihoods. But fertilizers have impacts beyond agricultural production. If they are not managed carefully, fertilizers can…

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20th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

Nutrition Repositioned in the Development Agenda? Current Prospects for Scaling-Up Nutrition Outcomes Nutrition has recently gained momentum and is increasingly being discussed in high-level global development debates. Dr. Nabarro will share his views…

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Understanding the Interactions between Agriculture and Health

Agricultural policy and practice affect human health, which in turn impacts agricultural productivity and output. Agriculture contributes to better health by improving the quality and quantity of food available and increasing income. Effective health…

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