Reflections

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Jan 01 2017

The Importance of Youth Employment in Agriculture

Dr. Julie Howard—Senior Advisor, Michigan State University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)—is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, which will be hosted in partnership with George Washington University and the World Resources Institute on February 2, 2017.



Dec 02 2016

World can accelerate progress toward ending hunger and undernutrition

IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan speaks at the FAO-WHO symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition, telling participants that better data and policies informed by research can help countries address their hunger problems.



Jun 27 2016

Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills

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https://theconversation.com/food-for-thought-from-the-land-of-a-thousand-hills-60209, An article published in "The conversations" by Sir Gordon Conway



Oct 14 2015

Food for Thought

Messrs. Borlaug and Carter, Nobel Peace laureates for 1970 and 2002, respectively, are members of the Council of Advisors for the World Food Prize, which was awarded yesterday in Des Moines, Iowa. Food for Thought The Wall Street Journal



Oct 15 2014

Interview with Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), first winner of Africa Food Prize

My message to the world actually would be very simple, and I will put it in the context of food security and sustainable development. Today, 80 per cent of the food that is consumed in the developing world, where we have the greatest challenge with hunger and poverty, is produced by smallholder, family farms. Now, on this World Food Day, we should actually decide to take action beyond words and conferences and seminars and declarations to actually invest in people – the rural people of the world that feed us. I say invest in people, not just invest in agriculture, because it is the people that produce the food. Because if we do not do this, come 2025 or 2030 we will have a more serious challenge trying to feed the world. Without full transformation of the rural space, through massive investment in infrastructure and services that are needed by these rural people who produce the food, we cannot achieve sustainable development by 2025.