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2013-10-15 16:22:31

OTTAWA, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Professor M S Swaminathan, the father of the Green Revolution that staved off famine in India 40 years ago, will be chatting live on World Food Day, October 16th, about the future of global food security. In a conversation with Doug Saunders of The Globe and Mail, Professor Swaminathan will take questions from the public and address how an 'Evergreen Revolution' might help feed the world. The discussion will take place on Twitter and The Globe and Mail...

2012-06-21 02:21:17

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize last night with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty-five local and indigenous groups earned distinctions for their outstanding contributions to sustainable development, leading campaigns that address central themes to the Rio+20 conference like food security, freshwater access, sustainable...

2011-04-11 00:00:39

Company Convenes Leading Experts to Address Feeding India and the World's Growing Population New Delhi, India (Vocus/PRWEB) April 08, 2011 By 2025, India is estimated to have the most people to feed of any country on Earth. So, what will it take to feed India and the world? To help address the challenge, DuPont convened a panel of leading experts here to further advance solutions on feeding India and the world, moderated by BBC World News. DuPont set the stage in New Delhi for the first...

2010-12-03 15:59:39

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society launched a new food security report for Asia in Mumbai today, calling for increased investment in rice research. The report, Never an empty bowl: sustaining food security in Asia, emphasizes the importance of rice as the primary staple food in Asia and a major source of income for Asian farmers. Existing global efforts to combat hunger and achieve food security are evaluated in the report, which also recommends more...

2010-10-14 13:38:51

World renowned scientists speaking at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue have called for a radical transformation in the agriculture sector to cope with climate change, food security and to transition towards sustainability. Dr Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre and Professor MS Swaminathan, 1987 World Food Prize Laureate and founder of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, have teamed up to promote what they call a "Ëœfresh out of the box...

2010-09-28 17:54:11

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world's hungry. In response, the Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have released an action plan to address food insecurity in Asia, with an emphasis on rice, the region's staple. The Task Force's report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, outlines a strategy focused on three key areas:...