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Object Lessons in the Value of Helping the World's Poorest Farmers

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 1:26 PM

If you want proof positive about how relatively small investments in agricultural development assistance can pay huge dividends for both developing and donor countries, then keep your eyes on the prize -- the World Food Prize, that is.

This award, which recognizes measurable contributions to...

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Saving A Billion People from Starvation

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2009 | 2:47 PM

No American ever embraced the power of science to do good more than Norman Borlaug. Father of the "Green Revolution" that transformed agriculture in India, Pakistan and Mexico, he was a compassionate realist convinced that there was no way to feed more than 6 billion people without the judicious use...

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The G-8 Announcement on Agricultural Development: Can it Save the World From Hunger?

(15) Comments | Posted July 10, 2009 | 5:47 PM

The new pledge to commit $20 billion to global agricultural development, announced at this week's G-8 summit, has the potential to dramatically improve the livelihoods of more than 700 million of the world's poor living in rural areas. If realized, this would be the most significant investment in the developing...

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