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Policy Seminar

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 declined…

Policy Seminar

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 actions…

Policy Seminar

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 vital…

Conference

International Conference on Climate Change and Food Security (ICCCFS)

Abstract Although great advances have been made towards global food security production and consumption goals over the past half-century, many people remain food-insecure. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that approximately 1 billion…

Policy Seminar

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 South…

Policy Seminar

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…

Conference

Technical Workshop on Knowledge, Tools, and Lessons

Informing the Design and Implementation of Food Security Strategies in Asia Organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS) This workshop will: Bring key stakeholders from…

Policy Seminar

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 findings…

Policy Seminar

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 price…

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