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Former Presidents of Brazil, Ghana Honored as 2011 World Food Prize Laureates

JUNE 21, 2011

John Agyekum Kufuor, former president of Ghana, and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil have both been honored as 2011 World Food Prize Laureates for their successful efforts in helping to alleviate hunger and poverty in their respective countries.

Due to Kufuor and Lula da Silva’s leadership and sustained commitment to fighting hunger and poverty, Ghana and Brazil both saw dramatic reductions in hunger and poverty rates during the course of their tenure.

Both former presidents will be officially awarded at The World Food Prize 25th Anniversary Laureate Award Ceremony on October 13, in Des Moines, Iowa. Since 1987, The World Food Prize has recognized individuals with notable achievements in increasing the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

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Global Harvest Initiative Issue Brief: Embracing Science-Based Technologies Critical to Increase Agricultural Productivity and Enhance Global Food Security

JUNE 13, 2011

On June 13, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger and food security in order to feed an anticipated nine billion people globally by 2050.

The policy issue brief, “Embracing Science-Based Technologies,” suggests that closing the global agricultural productivity gap between supply and demand and meeting the needs of a growing population will require the embrace of existing and new technologies and innovations that are scientifically proven to safely and effectively increase agricultural productivity.

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Global Harvest Initiative Calls for Streamlined and Strengthened Development Assistance Programs to Increase Agricultural Productivity, Address Food Security

MAY 31, 2011

On May 31, The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) published its latest issue brief outlining recommendations to optimize and leverage development assistance programs in order to address global hunger and food security by sustainably increasing the rate of global agricultural productivity.

The issue brief, “Strengthening and Streamlining Development Assistance Programs,” acknowledges the benefits of the more than $58 billion in foreign assistance delivered by the U.S. Government each year, but outlines the importance of increased collaboration and efficiency among these programs and the organizations that manage them to maximize benefits and help alleviate the growing challenges of hunger and food security.

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Global Harvest Initiative Calls For The Removal of Trade Barriers in Policy Paper Addressing Global Hunger and Food Security

MAY 09, 2011

On May 9, the Global Harvest Initiative published the second of five issue briefs outlining policies to sustainably increase the rate of agricultural productivity and address hunger and food security in anticipation of a global population surge to over nine billion people by 2050.

The issue brief, “Removing Barriers to Global and Regional Trade in Agriculture,” highlights the critical importance of improving food and agricultural trade flows to counter the impact on agricultural supply resulting from changing weather patterns, urban population shifts, and limitations of water, land and inputs, among other factors.

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Hunger, Food Security Focus of Just Released Global Harvest Initiative Issue Brief

APRIL 20, 2011

On April 20, the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) released the first of five policy issue briefs bringing a global focus to meeting the agricultural needs of a rapidly growing global population by increasing the rate of agricultural productivity; a recent GHI report suggests that the rate of agricultural productivity must increase at a minimum of 25 percent per year to meet future demand and double output over the next 40 years.

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