A report from Oxfam arguing that hunger in Africa is not inevitable. The report says that the world’s emergency response requires an overhaul so that it delivers prompt, equitable, and effective assistance to people suffering from lack of food. Oxfam also argues that governments need to tackle the root causes of hunger, which include poverty, agricultural mismanagement, conflict, unfair trade rules, and the unprecedented problems of HIV/AIDS and climate change.
The resolution states concern over the nutritional health situation of the Iraqi population and decides to finance the export of medicine, health, supplies, food, materials, and supplies for Iraqi civilian needs. An independent inquiry of the program in 2005 found that over 2000 companies took part in surcharges and bribes to Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi government.
The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, also known as the SPS Agreement, is a WTO treaty regarding “food safety and animal and plant health regulations”. It entered into force on January 1, 1995 with the founding of the WTO.
The worst drought in decades has left millions of East Africans facing famine, compounding an already difficult and complex political and security situation in the Horn of Africa and beyond. Join Jendayi Frazer and EJ Hogendoorn to discuss the short- and long-term challenges for regional governments, international institutions, and the United States in responding to concerns in the region.
Speaker: Andras Forgacs Speaker: Robert Leclerc Speaker: Mark Rosegrant Presider: Carol Adelman
Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow, Robert Leclerc of AgFunder, and Mark Rosegrant of the International Food Policy Research Institute join Carol C. Adelman, senior fellow and director of the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute, to discuss emerging technologies in the agriculture sector.
Speaker: Tom Arnold Speaker: Charles MacCormack Presider: David Rothkopf
As the price of staple foods remains high, calls for aid and action have increased. Riots inHaiti and unrest around the globe have highlighted the dramatic effects of rising food prices in developing nations and the dire consequences for the world’s poor. Join our speakers to get anon-the-ground perspective of the crisis and discuss its causes and possible solutions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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