Food and Agriculture Events

Webcast

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Asia Program
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.

Agriculture, Water, and Food Security

April 30, 2009 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a close relationship between acute water scarcity and acute poverty, and this scarcity will only increase by 2050. A major part of adapting to climate change will be addressing water and temperature changes and their affects on crop production, panelists warn.

Globalization of Asian Trade and Demand for Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 // 9:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2008-2009: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

February 04, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bringing clean water and improved sanitation to the billions who lack them is not a question of money or technology, "it's a question of governance, of commitment, will—all of those things. And that, in many ways, is the worst part of the world's water crisis," says Peter Gleick.

The Health of Ethiopia: An Update by Ethiopia's Health Minister

October 20, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Dr. Tedros Adhanom discusses U.S.-Ethiopian health partnerships, health innovations, and the health-related impacts of the food, fuel, and finance crises.
Webcast

Book Launch: The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment

September 18, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human beings have harnessed culture and technology to become the most dominant animals on Earth, however we're destroying our life-support system, warns Paul Ehrlich at the launch of his new book.
Webcast

Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health

May 21, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Human, livestock, wildlife, and environmental health are integrally related, and development practitioners and policymakers should "take advantage of these relationships to achieve conservation and development goals," says the Wildlife Conservation Society's Steve Osofsky.
Webcast

Fishing for Families: Evidence From the Philippines on Integrating Population and Environment in Development Programs

May 16, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Leona D'Agnes speaks about the Integrated Population and Coastal Resource Management (IPOPCORM) initiative, which was implemented in biodiversity hotspots in the Philippines.
Webcast

Troubled Waters: Anticipating, Preventing, and Resolving Conflict Around Fisheries

May 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Dwindling fish populations in Southeast Asia have reduced incomes, lowered food security, increased poverty, and led to the use of destructive fishing technologies like dynamite and cyanide. This event is part of ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.
Webcast

Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.

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