Improving regional fertilizer markets in West AfricaIn 2000, the member states of the Economic Community of WestAfrican States ECOWAS signaled their commitment to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger and poverty by 2015 MDG1.
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Opening remarks by Fawzi Al-Sultan, chair of the IFPRI Board of Trustees, at the IFPRI Board Seminar, “Two Food Price Crises in Three Years: What’s Going On? What Lessons Have We Learned?”, held December 5, 2011.
BOGOTA (AlertNet) – With food prices set to remain high over the next five years, the impact of the global food crisis on the world’s poor is an increasingly hotly debated issue. But estimates about the number of hungry people in the world are not accurate, experts say.
From Famine to Food Security: Meeting the Challenge in the Horn of Africa Watch this video on YouTube Embedded with WP YouTube Lyte. Remarks Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State International Food Policy Research Institute Washington, DC August 11, 2011 Thank you so much, Director General, for not only those remarks but for the work …
(May 20, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) When G8 leaders gather in Deauville, France on May 26-27 for their annual summit, one of their top priorities will be strengthening their partnership with Africa, including on issues related to food security and poverty reduction, and the critical role of agriculture in achieving these goals.
Soaring and volatile food prices have experts warning of recurring food crises, putting poor people – especially women and children – at risk.
More than 900 participants gathered on Thursday for a two-day international conference in Delhi, India, to examine how agriculture could enhance the health and nutritional status of poor people in developing countries.
JOHANNESBURG, 6 January 2011 (IRIN) – The record prices of staple grains in 2008 made investment in agriculture an attractive proposition for countries exporting as well as importing food. The African Union (AU), with its mix of producers and buyers, has been steadily gearing up for self-sufficiency.