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Mark Rosegrant

Mark Rosegrant

Director of Environment and Production Technology Division

Special Event

New Directions for Irrigation Development in Tanzania

Irrigation is important in Tanzania to deal with the erratic rainfall, especially in the context of climate change. Irrigation can minimize frequent food shortages that are attributable to dependence on rainfall, and increase yields. However, to do…


Seed Systems and Markets

Systems and markets that provide farmers with access to seeds and planting materials lie at the heart of efforts to boost agricultural productivity and improve rural livelihoods in many developing countries. Seeds are the very embodiment of modern…


Water, jobs, and women: The invisible links

The theme for this year’s World Water Day—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs.  Nowhere is this more applicable…

Harvesting vitamin A cassava in Nigeria.

Walking the wire on biotechnology at FAO

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition at its headquarters in Rome. It has all the trappings…

2015 GHI map
Special Event

Washington, DC launch of the 2015 Global Hunger Index

Speakers: Maximo Torero, Markets, Trade, and Institutions division director, IFPRI Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at Tufts University Connell Foley, director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning at…