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Policy Seminar

Nanotechnology, Food, Agriculture and Development

Imagine eating foods without absorbing harmful allergens and cholesterol into your body. Imagine farmlands in developing countries with environmental sensors that automatically release pesticides and fertilizers only when absolutely necessary. Imagine…

Policy Seminar

Helping Women Respond to the Global Food Crisis

Ruth Meinzen-Dick, a senior research fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division and chair of IFPRI’s Gender Task Force, launched the seminar by noting that gender analysis has been largely absent from discussions of the current…

Policy Seminar

Rural Roads and Local Market Development

A brief review of different methods for evaluating the impacts of rural road improvements will be followed by an assessment of the impacts of rural road rehabilitation on market development in rural Vietnam. The presentation will focus on the…

Policy Seminar

High Food Prices

Joachim von Braun, director general of IFPRI, launched the policy seminar by stating that both supply and demand factors are contributing to the current food price crisis. This crisis comes at a time when the world’s income distribution is more…

Conference

Improving WTO Transparency: Shadow Domestic Support Notifications

One of the fundamental achievements of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations that established the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1994 was to create the first multilateral framework for disciplines on domestic farm support. However,…

Policy Seminar

Taking Action for the World's Poor and Hungry People

Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind. New IFPRI research finds that 162 million of the world’s poorest people — the “ultra poor” — survive on less than 50 cents a…

Conference

Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People

Even if the poverty and hunger Millennium Development Goal is achieved, millions of the world's poorest and hungry people will be left behind. New and different action is required to improve the welfare of these people. When the Millennium Development…

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