Archive for May, 2011

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

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… Read more »

Gates, Shah, Vilsack Discuss Global Food Security

On May 24th, the Global Harvest Initiative attended the Global Agricultural Development Symposium, sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The event brought in several notable speakers and panelists… Read more »

Former UN Secretary-General Annan: “Only Way to Reduce Hunger is to Increase Food Production”

In an April, 2011 interview with the Financial Times, Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Founder of the Alliance for a Green Revolution… Read more »

33% of the World’s Food Wasted

Approximately 33% of the world’s food is wasted according to a recent study by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This equates to approximately 1.3 billion tons of food… Read more »

Voice of America

GHI Trade Issue Brief Sparks Interview with Voice of America

TransFarm Africa Director Katrin Kuhlman: “Trade Barriers Impede Food Security” As a result of GHI’s May 9 issue brief release, “Removing Barriers to Global and Regional Trade in Agriculture,” Voice of… Read more »

Healthier Sorghum for Africa

A $4 million grant will soon bring healthier sorghum to underserved communities in Africa. The grant, a partnership between the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center… Read more »

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

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… Read more »