Food and Agriculture Events

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Trade and Agriculture: Trans-Pacific Perspectives

February 13, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Agriculture has often been a stumbling block in free trade negotiations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), often seen as the economic component of the Obama Administration’s “Asia pivot,” is no exception. Can Japan’s leadership, which has indicated a willingness to join the TPP, surmount resistance from its domestic agricultural lobby? Is the TPP attractive to countries like Korea, which has enthusiastically negotiated separate bilateral free trade agreements, most notably with the United States? What are the problems and opportunities in the agreement for American agricultural producers? How do nations like New Zealand, an agricultural powerhouse and original member of the TPP, view the negotiating positions of potential new members to the agreement?
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Is a Food Crisis Brewing in the Sahel?

January 25, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
Africa Program
While African nations and the donor community struggle to mitigate famine in the Horn of Africa, fears are growing that drought in the Sahel will trigger a similar food crisis in West Africa by the spring of 2012.
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African Food Basket: Innovations, Interventions and Strategic Partnerships

June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
H.E. Ngwazi Prof. Bingu wa Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Woodrow Wilson Center; Steve McDonald, Director of the Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Integrated Analysis for Development and Security: Scarcity and Climate, Population, and Natural Resources

September 02, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts Alex Evans and Mathew Burrows discuss the current state of integrated scarcity issues in the policymaking world.
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Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

July 23, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

June 10, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Alexander Carius of adelphi, Cleo Paskal of Chatham House, Stacy VanDeveer of the University of New Hampshire, and Geoff Dabelko of ECSP discuss the unintended security consequences of climate mitigation and adaptation policies.
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Coffee and Contraception: Combining Agribusiness and Community Health Projects in Rwanda

May 06, 2010 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population, health, and environment expert Irene Kitzantides discusses her time in Rwanda as a USAID Global Health Fellow. She emphasizes the importance of community-based approaches; the advantages of integrating cross-cutting activities at the outset; and the need for strong monitoring and evaluation systems to measure outcomes.
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Reporting From Kenya: U.S. Editors Cover Health, Environment, and Security

October 01, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Stephanie Hanson of CFR.org, Margaret McElligott of washingtonpost.com, and Andrea Crossan of BBC's "The World" speak about foreign reporting and the International Reporting Project's Gatekeeper trip to Kenya.
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Enough! Emerging U.S. and African Leadership on Food Security

July 29, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Africa Program
The co-authors of "Enough! Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty" discuss food security and agricultural development in Africa.
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Hunger Pains: Pakistan's Food Insecurity

June 03, 2009 // 8:45am4:00pm
Asia Program
Nearly half of Pakistan's population is food insecure, while hunger and malnutrition-related disease are widespread. Conference participants discuss the magnitude and manifestations of Pakistan's food insecurity, identify its possible causes, and consider ways forward.

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