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The Symposium series brings the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford. Participants address the major themes of hunger and rural poverty, agricultural productivity, resource and climate constraints on agriculture, and food and agriculture policy.

Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Stanford

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The Symposium series brings the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford. Participants address the major themes of hunger and rural poverty, agricultural productivity, resource and climate constraints on agriculture, and food and agriculture policy.

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    Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Foundations and Firms

    Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Foundations and Firms

    Jeff Raikes and Gregory Page speak on the world's agriculture and food security problems and provide important perspectives on the role of their foundations and companies in assisting farmers and reducing hunger. (February 10, 2011)

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    Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

    Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

    Ousmane Badiane talks about the investment and policy strategies needed for a dynamic agricultural sector and how conditions in Africa differ from those in Asia. (April 7, 2011)

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    Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

    Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

    Poverty is an Asian phenomenon. Ultra-poverty is an African phenomenon, and it is exceptionally persistent. Christopher Barrett reviews the evidence on persistent poverty with a focus on rural Africa. (April 27, 2011)

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    Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the Global, National, and Household Levels

    Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the Global, National, and Household Levels

    Peter Timmer gives a background of the price instability problem, general issues to be resolved surrounding price volatility and management, approaches at the local, national and global level to stabilize food prices. (May 26, 2011)

    • 7 sec
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    The Green Revolution and the Growth of African Agriculture

    The Green Revolution and the Growth of African Agriculture

    Prabhu Pingali discusses the future of the "Green Revolution." Following this presentation, Philip Pardey discusses the current and future agricultural landscape in Africa. (October 6, 2011)

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    Climate Change and the Agricultural Adaption

    Climate Change and the Agricultural Adaption

    David Lobell gives a lecture about the future of climate change and how the agricultural landscape will have to adapt to these changes. (December 8, 2011)

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