In a time of rising global food prices, Africa produces a fraction of the world's crops. What can be done to foster a Green Revolution in Africa?
EU policymakers debate cutting farm subsidies as legislators on both sides of the Atlantic consider how trade distortions fit into the global food crisis.
The 2008 Food for Peace Act replaced the 1954 legislation Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act and is governed by the Farm Bill. The Food for Peace Act aims to combat world hunger, promote agricultural development and trade, and prevent conflict.
We are now several months into the global food crisis. Food prices have almost doubled in three years, threatening to push 100 million people into absolute poverty, undoing much of the development progress of the past few years. The new hunger has triggered riots from Haiti to Egypt to Ethiopia, threatening political stability; it has conjured up a raft of protectionist policies, threatening globalization. Yet, Sebastian Mallaby argues that the response to this crisis from governments the world over has been lackadaisical or worse.
Gene B. Sperling explains why "we need to provide more food aid and we need to make sure it is delivered in a way that continues to strengthen school-feeding programs."
A mounting food crisis threatens grave consequences for the world’s poor. Experts blame rising oil prices and self-interested agricultural policies.
In Wednesday's roundup: the credibility of the African Union; Jimmy Carter and Hamas; and investigating Benazir Bhutto's death.
Daniel Gustafson of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says the next president should place agricultural policy high on the development agenda.
Anderson Cooper reports on a nutritional breakthrough.
A spike in global food prices, rising at a rate not seen in three decades, has been blamed by some on surging demand for biofuels. Others, however, say this oversimplifies the case.
The recent spate of contamination in the U.S. food supply, much of it traced to Chinese ingredients, has raised questions about safeguards on food imports.
In October 2006, Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued this call for emergency food aid to North Korea to be maintained despite the country’s alleged nuclear test.
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 author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
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An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More