BOOK launch: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World

BOOK launch: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World

4 February 2021. BOOK launch: Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World

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

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