Innovating to Halve Hunger by 2015

Global, National, and Local Perspectives on Hunger & Poverty and
How you can use your skills to make a difference.

April 26, 2005  |  7-9 PM  |  MIT  |  Wong Auditorium

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Bill Niebur's Presentation Slides


Pedro Sanchez
Co-Chair Task Force on Hunger
UN Millenium Project
Global, National, and Local Perspectives on Hunger and Poverty

Eric Bost
Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
United States Department of Agriculture
A Perspective on U.S. Capacity for Response

William S. Niebur
Vice President for Discovery
Crop Genetics Research and Development
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. - A DuPont Company
Translating Strategy into Operational Reality - The 10 Year View

Calestous Juma
Professor of the Practice of International Development
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Basic Resources

Kenyan Village Serves as Test Case in Fight on Poverty - Marc Lacey
Hunger in Africa: The Link Between Unhealthy People and Unhealthy Soils - Pedro A. Sanchez & M. S. Swaminathan
Cutting World Hunger in Half - Pedro A. Sanchez & M. S. Swaminathan
The Next Green Revolution - Pedro A. Sanchez

Advanced Resources

UN Millennium Project
Task Force on Hunger Report (250 pages)
Task Force on Hunger Report - Executive Summary (40 pages)

Innovation: applying knowledge in development

Business Plan to Achieve Goals

UN Standing Committee on Nutrition
Nutrition: A Foundation for Development
Nutrition and the MDGs

How to Get Involved

UN Millennium Project Activist Portal
Rockefeller Foundation
Congressional Hunger Center

Greater Boston
  MIT Poverty Action Lab
  MIT Public Service Center
  MIT International Development Forum
  International Food and Nutrition Center
  Feinstein International Famine Center
  Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Event Sponsors:
MIT Technology & Culture Forum
MIT Graduate Students Office
with gracious assistance from The Congressional Hunger Center