The changing global landscape, combined with new and better data, technologies, and understanding, means that agriculture can and must contribute to a wider range of development outcomes than ever before, including reducing poverty, ensuring adequate nutrition, creating strong food value chains, improving environmental sustainability, and promoting gender equity and equality.
Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World is the first comprehensive exploration of key emerging issues facing developing country agriculture today, from rapid urbanization to rural transformation to climate change. In this four-part volume, top experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development.
- Moderator – Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI
- Introductory Remarks – Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI
- Keijiro Otsuka, Professor of Development Economics, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Japan & Chief senior researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo
- Shenggen Fan, Chair professor, College of Economics Management & Dean of the Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University, Beijing; and CGIAR System Board Member
- Uma Lele, International Policy Expert, President Elect, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
- Will Masters, Director, IMMANA Fellowships Program & Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University