Food Security Futures conference ‘2013: two Discussion Papers released

The  IFPRI/FAO/PIM Discussion Papers “Public-sector agricultural research priorities for sustainable food security” by Nelson and van der Mensbrugghe and “How does climate change alter agricultural strategies to support food security?” by Thornton and Lipper, released in April, are the first two of a series of four papers originally prepared for the Food Security Futures conference >> Read more

CGIAR and FAO Researchers Challenged to Address Global Malnutrition

Contributed by IFPRI and HarvestPlus When researchers from the CGIAR and the FAO gather with stakeholders from around the globe to discuss research priorities for the 21st century in Dublin this week, they will ask: How can public sector research help meet the challenges of food and nutrition security? Despite a decline in the prevalence >> Read more

Feeding Nine Billion in 2050

FAO and CGIAR Conference to Address Research Priorities for Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security for the World’s Poorest April 11, 2013—During the next 40 years the world’s population is projected to reach more than nine billion people. Demand for food is expected to increase by 60 percent under business-as-usual assumptions. Competition for land, water, and >> Read more

First Food Security Futures Conference, Dublin, April 11-12, 2013

The first Food Security Futures Conference will bring together senior researchers from CGIAR and FAO to present their perspectives on research priorities for the 21st century. The conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland, the week before the EU Presidency (held the by Irish government) meeting on ‘Hunger – Nutrition – Climate Justice: Making Connections >> Read more