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The Role of SNAP in the U.S. Social Safety Net: Assessing effects on poverty, food insecurity and health

January 21, 2016

More than 46 million Americans live in poverty and high rates of food insecurity and obesity are also a persistent concern.

Earth Matters: Feeding the World in the 21st Century

October 2, 2014

Meeting the world’s need for food in the 21st century presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

April 29, 2014

A reception in the lobby of Encina Hall will follow the event. Bursting the Bubble: A Long Run Perspective What are the long run drivers of global food prices?

Africa's Food Systems in 2030

February 5, 2013

Paul Collier will talk about how to manage the difference between helpful and damaging commercialisation, and puts forth three arguments.

Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the identification of appropriate rural development strategies

January 12, 2012

Thom Jayne, Professor of International Development from Michigan State University will answer the following questions: What are the trends in land access?

African Agricultural R&D and Productivity Growth in a Global Setting

October 6, 2011

Trends in productivity and investments in technology. Survey of constraints to productivity, incentives and investment, and opportunities to raise productivity.

Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

April 27, 2011

Christopher Barrett reviews the evidence on persistent poverty with a focus on rural Africa.

Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

April 7, 2011

This talk will focus on the investment and policy strategies needed for a dynamic agricultural sector, and how conditions in Africa differ from those in Asia.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar