Thursday, September 21, 2023

SAS Webinar: How to Fight Hunger & Food Insecurity (and How Not to) — Lessons from South Asia

South Asia’s success in rapidly transitioning from massive food deficits to food surpluses and significant improvements in food security provides important lessons on the pathways towards getting to the SDG goal of zero-hunger. The historic focus on smallholder productivity growth and the consequent rise in incomes has long been seen as a blueprint for agriculture as an engine of economic growth and rural transformation. However, the unilateral strategy of increasing the “pile of grain” has resulted in substantial environmental and societal costs and climate related consequences. Staple grain fundamentalist agricultural policy has hampered food system diversity and slowed the fight against malnutrition. A reboot of food and agricultural policies that promote healthy, equitable and sustainable food systems are an urgent priority. We welcome you to join the South Asia Section of AAEA webinar on this discussion with guest speaker Dr. Prabhu Pingali from Cornell University.

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00am—10:00am Eastern
Agenda: 40 minutes for presentation and 20 minutes for Q&A
Speaker: Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Professor & Director, Tata-Cornell Institute, Cornell University

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note that space is limited. If at any time, you can no longer attend the webinar, please email us at to cancel so we may better accommodate pending registrations. Any pending registrants will be reviewed during the time of the webinar in the event there is room.

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