Great Decisions - Global Food Crisis: Rethinking the Economics of Hunger
The sudden spike in global food prices has pushed many of the world’s most vulnerable citizens from poverty into hunger. The crisis is the result of a perfect storm of natural and man-made factors.
Strategy & Policy Advisor, The World Bank
Christopher Delgado joined the World Bank in April 2006 as Strategy and Policy Adviser in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department.He also task manages the coordinating secretariat for the Bank’s Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP). He came to the Bank from nearly 27 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute, and also held for 11 years a part-time external faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He has worked extensively in Africa and Asia. From 2003 until joining the Bank, he was a joint appointee of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, where he directed ILRI’s Markets Theme. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and is the author or editor of 6 books and over 100 research monographs and professional papers in agricultural economics, published in several languages.
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