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How do you measure hunger?

Tue, 2016-09-27 11:09

How do you measure hunger? If anyone can tell you, it’s Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security and Director of the McGill Institute for Global Food Security.

“Hunger and food insecurity are very complex phenomena affecting people and countries in different ways,” says Melgar-Quiñonez. “In order to estimate how many people are undernourished or food insecure, we needed diverse methods of quantifying hunger.”

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PROJECT LAUNCHED TO ENHANCE MILLET PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION

Tue, 2016-04-05 16:25

 

The Indo-Canada research project on small millets aims at enhancing its production and consumption. Millets are a must to tackle the increasing number of diabetic and lifestyle deceases in the community... This project on small millet production, processing and consumption was launched by Dhan Foundation, supported by Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) and by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with the partnership of scientists from McGill University [Prof. Vijaya Raghavan], Canada and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

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Speaker challenges Conference participants to "take action"

Wed, 2015-10-28 14:08

 

| KATHY MACLEAN, October 27, 2015

 

Why do we wait for a crisis to hit before we take action? Has "prevention is better than a cure" lost all its meaning?  Two important questions, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, put to attendees at the Public Lecture launching the 8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security.

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Speaker challenges Conference participants to "take action"

Wed, 2015-10-28 13:42
 
| KATHY MACLEAN. October 27, 2015

 

Why do we wait for a crisis to hit before we take action? Has "prevention is better than a cure" lost all its meaning?  Two important questions, Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, put to attendees at the Public Lecture launching the 8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security: Current and Future Challenges for Sustainable Food Security.

8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security

Tue, 2015-10-27 18:30 - Wed, 2015-10-28 19:30
New Residence Hall : 3625 avenue du Parc Montreal Quebec Canada , H2X 3P8
Price: Public Lecture $10; Conference $260, students $60

It is with great pleasure we invite you to join us at the 8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security on October 27th and 28th, 2015 and to be an active voice in the discussions regarding one of the world’s most pressing humanit

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Contact: Kim Reany
Organization: McGill Conference on Global Food Security
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Office Phone: 514-398-7508
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Margaret A. Gilliam Lecture Series in Food Security: Change Management in Agriculture to Achieve Smallholder Impact at Scale

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:00
Macdonald-Stewart Building : MS2-022 (Faculty Lounge), 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

You are invited to a Special Presentation byDr. Marco Ferroni, Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, Basel, Switzerland.

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Ensuring Global Food Security: Unlocking the potential of smallholder agriculture

Thu, 2012-11-01 10:00
Raymond Building : R2-046, 21111 Lakeshore Road St Anne de Bellevue Quebec Canada , H9X 3V9

The McGill Institute for Global Food Security, as part of the Margaret A. Gilliam Lecture Series in Food Security, invites you to a special presentation by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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