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Katy Wilson
Katy Wilson joined Imperial College London in August 2010 and is working with Gordon Conway on his new book One Billion Hungry: Can we feed the world? She has previously worked at the Institute for International Research in New York and volunteered at Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia. She recently completed an MSc Environmental Technology at Imperial College London.

Entries by Katy Wilson

For African Farmers, Talk Is Cheap But Information Is Priceless

(8) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 1:54 PM

The expansion of the internet, mobile phones and television means that most of us are now exposed to immense amounts of information -- equivalent to 174 newspapers worth of data per day, five times as much as in 1986.

In little more than one generation, we have...

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Food Security: The View From Rome

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 8:48 AM

Food is often in short supply. The availability of and access to food is also, and has always been, highly political. Poor wheat harvests imported into Rome between 56 to 58BC led to grain shortages and fluctuating prices. As a result the Roman mob became volatile and "on...

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Great Strides and Great Plans? Justine Greening Sets Out DFID's Priorities

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 11:12 AM

In just two decades, the value of UK exports to China has risen from £600,000 to £12.5 billion. Similar increases have occurred for UK exports to other emerging economies too. Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, speaking at a ONE event on the February 7 2013...

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Information Is Power, But Is it Powerful Enough to Halt Climate Change?

(13) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 3:42 PM

In a world where almost one billion people are chronically hungry and the current and future state of food security is beset by challenges such as climate change, knowledge and information are powerful. Powerful in terms of understanding the problems, in terms of deriving solutions and in terms of advocating...

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