Policy Seminar

Food Security & the G20

When G20 leaders come together on June 18-19 in Los Cabos, Mexico, food security will once again be at the top of their agenda. At last year’s summit, the G20 Agriculture Ministers took historic steps towards addressing food price volatility. This year, it is…

Policy Seminar

From Good to Great

Bringing Impact to Scale at the World Food Programme How can the World Food Programme (WFP) better meet the urgent needs of the poorest and most vulnerable while building the capacity of nations and peoples to feed themselves? As the WFP's new Executive…

Policy Seminar

Why Poverty Persists

Poverty Dynamics in Asia & Africa Why are some people trapped in chronic poverty, while others are able to escape it? This policy seminar will provide an overview of the major findings and policy recommendations from a recently published book on poverty…

Special Event

3rd Annual Malthus Lecture

How Can We Feed a Growing World and Still Sustain the Planet? Increasing population and wealth, along with changing patterns of diet and consumption, are placing unprecedented demands on the world's agriculture and natural resources. Today, approximately…

Policy Seminar

The Role of the Right to Food in Combating Global Hunger

This seminar will examine how legal, institutional, and policy frameworks grounded in the right to food can improve the actions States take to improve food security. The presentation will cover recent developments in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, where…

Policy Seminar

Sustainable Food Security and Climate Change

Post-Bonn and Pre-Rio During these informal presentations, Bill Hohenstein will report on the outcomes for agriculture at the recently concluded UNFCCC negotiations in Bonn, and David Waskow will talk about progress towards Sustainable Development Goals at Rio…

Policy Seminar

Transformation of Economies in Africa

Africa has recently experienced impressive transformation, including economic growth of about 5-7 percent despite the global economic crisis. However, the opportunities that accompany such transformations have not been fully harnessed and significant…

Policy Seminar

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 new and…

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 without…

Policy Seminar

Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture

Agricultural growth is key to reducing poverty in Africa, south of the Sahara. That is why, in 2003, African heads of state rallied to form the pan-African Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which works for sustained public…

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