- Date:June 24, 2013
Solutions for Sustainable Development | CIFOR-IFPRI EventPresenter(s):Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI; Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research; Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Sustainable Development at the World Bank. Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management, IFPRI.Location:
International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility
The world faces the complex challenge of providing nutritious and affordable food to a rising population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, without depleting scarce natural resources. In the past, efforts to increase availability of food have led to expanding agriculture, standing in conflict with other land uses. More than 50 percent of Earth’s forests have now disappeared, creating an array of environmental and social problems. Yet, more than one third of the food produced worldwide is going to waste.