Food and Agriculture Events

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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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Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Asia Program
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.

Agriculture, Water, and Food Security

April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a close relationship between acute water scarcity and acute poverty, and this scarcity will only increase by 2050. A major part of adapting to climate change will be addressing water and temperature changes and their affects on crop production, panelists warn.

Globalization of Asian Trade and Demand for Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 // 9:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.

The Health of Ethiopia: An Update by Ethiopia's Health Minister

October 20, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Tedros Adhanom discusses U.S.-Ethiopian health partnerships, health innovations, and the health-related impacts of the food, fuel, and finance crises.

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