Policy Seminar

Successes in African Agriculture

There is a new consensus today that investing in African agriculture is fundamental for reducing poverty and food insecurity on the continent. But how can this be done without repeating many of the mistakes of the past that led to widespread disappointment and…

Policy Seminar

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 on how…

Policy Seminar

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 is…

Policy Seminar

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 health and…

Policy Seminar

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 damage soil…

Policy Seminar

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 policies…

Policy Seminar

2010 Global Hunger Index: Book Release

Hunger and malnutrition severely impede global progress: undernutrition during the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to age two) is not only one of the leading contributors of global hunger, but also has largely irreversible consequences for health…

Policy Seminar

Communications and Development

What information and knowledge are used in the international development sector? How is this information received, handled, and expressed? What possibilities for change arise in the way we understand our work and communicate with others if we make the best use…

Special Event

Understanding WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Domestic Support

Formulating new rules for agricultural domestic support to reduce international market distortions remains one of the critical challenges facing the multilateral trade system. High food prices in 2008, although dampened by subsequent global developments…

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