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Key Publications


Occasional Paper 20 - Unveiling Social Safety Nets - U. Gentilini and S.W. Omamo

Interest in safety nets and social protection is growing exponentially. Ways of strengthening them are called for in high-level statements, researched in academic articles, and implemented by practitioners. Such...

Occasional Paper 19 - Agricultural Development and Nutrition: the Policies behind China’s Success - J. Huang and S. Rozelle

China’s success in economic development is nothing short of extraordinary and has been the subject of countless studies. Relatively little attention, however, has been paid to the fundamental role that...

CSIS “Our Global Challenges Series” Dialogue: Ending Poverty And Hunger; Washington, DC (24/11/09)

We’re discussing the first millennium development goal, which is about ending extreme hunger and poverty, and the target – specifically by 2015 – of cutting the proportion of hungry and those living...

Hunger and Climate Change

There are more than one billion hungry people in the world – and climatic changes threaten to significantly increase the number of people at risk of hunger and undernutrition.

Climate Change and Hunger - Responding to the Challenge

Climate change is a defining challenge of our times. Its impact and implications will be global, far-reaching and largely irreversible. Climate change is already increasing the risk of exposure to hunger,...

Climate Change: A Humanitarian Challenge for the 21st Century

The global climate is changing. Humanitarian organisations must now meet new and increasing challenges to continue their life-saving work. The number of climate-related natural disasters has doubled over the last ten...

Statement at the World Food Summit; Rome, Italy (16/11/09)

We stand at a critical crossroads. At this moment in time we must galvanize all nations, all people, all resources to defeat hunger. Or we can watch helplessly as the first – and most foundational –...

Opening Statement to the WFP Executive Board; Rome, Italy (09/11/09)

Thank you Mr President and welcome everyone, I think with that beautiful introduction, we can just introduce the video that will pay tribute to our colleagues who were lost and wounded in the attack and also remember...

Remarks to the Committee on Food Security; Rome, Italy (14/10/09)

We stand at a critical crossroads. It is not unlike the one faced by leaders gathered in Rome in 1974 at the World Food Summit, which established the Committee on Food Security. While we have had great success...