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Oxfam: Causing Hunger: an overview of the food crisis in Africa

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.

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The Global Food Crisis

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 in Haiti 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 an on-the-ground perspective of the crisis and discuss its causes and possible solutions.

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Implications of Famine for East Africa

Speaker: Jendayi Frazer
Speaker: EJ Hogendoorn
Presider: Reed Kramer

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.

**For further information on the region, please visit CFR's Interactive Map: Horn of Africa, by clicking the following link:**

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Agriculture and Technology: Improving Farming, Food Security, and Funding

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.

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