Archive for October, 2010

Kofi Annan

2010 World Food Prize Remarks

“Despite the huge importance of agriculture to Africa’s economies, the continent’s commercial banks typically extend less than 3 percent of their lending to this sector. We must make this right;… Read more »

World Food Prize Logo

GAP Report™ Media Coverage

The October 13 event to launch the Global Harvest Initiative’s inaugural Global Agricultural Productivity Report™ and Global Agricultural Productivity Index™ brought together many experts and leaders from the agricultural industry…. Read more »

Global Harvest Initiative Launches 2010 GAP Report™ at World Food Prize

On Wednesday October 13, The Global Harvest Initiative launched the 2010 GAP Report™ developed with the Farm Foundation, NFP and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economics Research Service (ERS). The GAP… Read more »

Rajiv Shah visits a tent city in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

USAID’s Dr. Rajiv Shah: “Investing in Agriculture Critical to Breaking the Shackles of Poverty”

During his remarks at the September 21 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah focused on economic empowerment, and the importance of increasing agricultural productivity: