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New Directions in the Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen

with Harold Alderman, Andrew Jones, Jef Leroy, Suresh Babu, Anna Herforth, Prabhu L Pingali, Marion Nestle, Barbara Torrey, Joachim von Braun, Julian Alston, Finn Tarp, Christopher Barrett, Leah Bevis, Robert Paarlberg, Tina Andersen Huey, Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell, Erik Thorbecke, Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Ruben Echeverria, Roger Slade and Per Pinstrup-Andersen


A Festschrift in honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen, sponsored by the Division of Nutritional Sciences, was held at Cornell University on December 13 and 14, 2013.

Per’s colleagues, collaborators, and students paid tribute and presented papers in the areas of Food Systems, Health, and Nutrition; Agricultural Development and Research and Technology Policy; Globalization, Trade, and Poverty; and Political Economy of Food and Agricultural Policy — the substantive themes that represent the breadth of Per’s work.

In his work, Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, advocates for the poor and the hungry around the world. His publications number over 400 books, refereed journals, and chapters, including co-authoring Seeds of Contention (2000), published in five languages, and Food Policy for Developing Countries (2011).

In addition, Per played a significant role in shaping and strengthening institutions such as the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the University of Copenhagen, and Wageningen University.

Below are links to each presentation. Extended abstracts, speaker bios and papers can be found on the Festschrift website. Comments can be shared in the Discussion Forum.

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  1. Opening Remarks
    Alan Mathios, Jan Nyrop, Patrick Stover & David Sahn
  2. Food Systems, Health and Nutrition
  3. Agricultural Development and Research and Technology Policy
  4. Globalization, Trade, and Poverty
  5. Political Economy of Food and Agricultural Policy
  6. Closing Comments
    Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University

Date Created: 4/10/14
Last Updated: 6/15/15
Keywords: global health, hunger, malnutrition


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