Food and Agriculture Events

Drought and Conflict in the West African Sahel: Developing Conflict Management Strategies

October 18, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Anthony Nyong of the University of Jos, Nigeria, discusses the relationship between drought and conflict in the West African Sahe. Focusing on the Sahelian region of northern Nigeria, Nyong examines how scarcity of natural resources and conflict interact to exacerbate vulnerability and human insecurity.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

Trends in U.S. Support for Conservation and Development: A Historical Look at USAID's Environment Programs

August 23, 2005 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Africa Program
Catherine Corson, 2005 Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellow, discusses her research on the history of and key influences on the development of USAID's environmental programs.

Conservation and Care in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

May 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Royal Cambodian Government has created the 400,000-hectare Central Cardamoms Protected Forest in southwestern Cambodia. As part of the efforts to protect this unique habitat, Conservation International has worked with local communities in the Cardamoms over the last year to increase their participation in land-use planning and natural resource management.

Working Together for the Millennium Development Goals

October 19, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals. Jan Vandemoortele assesses the progress.

Book Discussion: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

October 14, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 1972, The Limits to Growth created an international sensation by claiming that if trends in world population, industrialization, food production, and resource depletion did not drastically change, society would not only reach its carrying capacity, but also overshoot it and collapse. Co-author Dennis Meadows reviews the updated edition.

Population, Environment, Poverty, and Politics in the Philippines

June 08, 2004 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Congressman Nereus Acosta, of the Philippines' House of Representatives, speaks about his government's response to problems linking population and the environment. Joan Regina L. Castro and Leona Ann D'Agnes of the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCoRM) Initiative give an overview of their program.

Environment, Population, and Health: Development Strategies for a More Secure World

January 29, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond argues that population growth and overusing natural resources lead to societal collapse.

The Conflict-Development Nexus: The Role of Land Distribution in Fostering Stability or Creating Conflict

January 26, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Experts share their perspectives on the role of land distribution issues as a trigger for conflict and how development assistance can help address conflict situations by resolving such issues.

Six Modern Plagues and How We are Causing Them

October 17, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.

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