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New risks and opportunities for food security

Given the number of undernourished people in the developing world and the increasingly complex risks to food security, policymakers are faced with an enormous agenda. Freeing people from hunger will require more and better-targeted investments,…

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Governance and food security in an age of globalization

Whose responsibility is it to assure food security in an age of globalization? Is improved governance at the international level our greatest need, or are governance deficits most severe at the national level? When national governments lag in assuring…

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Agricultural research and poverty reduction

The primary goal of agricultural research has been to increase agricultural production, particularly in high-potential areas. This has contributed enormously to reducing the number of people living in poverty worldwide, as well as to reducing food…

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Prospects for global food security

During the last half century, a number of individuals and institutions, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IFPRI, have engaged in projections of future food demand, supply, and related variables. In this…

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Perspectivas para una seguridad alimentaria mundial

Siempre ha habido especulaciones y predicciones acerca de la capacidad del mundo para alimentarse. En la primera edición de su Ensayo Sobre el Principio de Población (1798), Thomas Malthus encuadró formalmente el debate sobre si los recursos…

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La investigación agricola y la reducción de la pobreza

La meta principal de la investigación agrícola ha sido incrementar la producción, especialmente en regiones con alto potencial agrícola. Esto ha contribuido enormemente a reducir el número de personas que viven en condiciones de pobreza alrededor del…

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Food from peace

Creating a hunger-free world in the 21st century will require prevention and resolution of violent conflicts, as well as a concerted effort to rebuild war-torn societies. Between 1970 and 1990 violent conflicts led to hunger and reduced food…

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