HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Employ more science and technology to reduce world hunger, expert says

Applying science and technology to build a Pluto-bound spacecraft that travels more than 10 times faster -- 47,000 miles per hour -- than a speeding bullet is a great achievement. But can we apply technology to feed the 800 million hungry people in the world whose plight isn't improving in a modern world?

"Science is bypassing poor people," says Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Cornell University's Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, at a panel discussion, "Putting Science to Work for the Poor and the Environment: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals," on Feb. 18 at the 2006 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pinstrup-Andersen also is chair of the Science Council for CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the world's largest publicly funded international agricultural research organization.

"The common thinking is that science is too complicated to solve poverty problems, yet applying science in new ways to support national efforts in developing countries to reduce hunger and poverty is the only way we are ever going to alleviate some of the misery in this world," Pinstrup-Andersen says. "Yet, it's simply not being done."

He explains that new research priorities, recently established by CGIAR's Science Council, will give direction to institutions that invest in ways to reduce worldwide poverty. The goal is to help in developing research to improve agriculture, technology and food-policy initiatives to stimulate economic growth, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and western Asia.

The new Science Council priorities are to:

  • help developing-world farmers, efficiently produce high-value foods, such as fruits, vegetables, animals and fish -- instead of staple crops, making their small farms more viable.
  • sustain biodiversity through better conservation of the genetic resources of crops, cattle and aquatic resources.
  • promote sustainabl
    '"/>


Contact: Blaine Friedlander
bpf2@cornell.edu
607-254-8093
Cornell University News Service
16-Feb-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Employee with sleeping disorder has to work extra hard
2. Employing ecology to predict and manage emerging infectious diseases
3. NJIT hosts Spring Career Fair: Employers expected to increase hiring...
4. AFCYBER holds science and technology symposium
5. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
6. Neurosciences and music meet in Montreal
7. 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
8. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
9. Nottingham biosciences million pound injection
10. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
11. A novel molecular dictator with a conscience discovered

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/27/2018)... ... ... PulseEd™ uses researched technology, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine ... the penis. Regular and unimpeded blood flow to the blood vessels of the penis, ... recorded results of SWT (sound wave therapy), indicated that almost 80% of men in ...
(Date:11/23/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... November 23, 2018 , ... ... Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, Executive Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology ... leading scientists and doctors from around the world, Dr. Mayer will bring to ...
(Date:11/20/2018)... ... November 20, 2018 , ... Thanks to its long-standing expertise in ID ... ID reader market, as the company now proposes a full range of readers able ... ID reader range can be used by professionals either in a fixed location or ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2018)... ... November 26, 2018 , ... USARAD Holdings ... and Omphalos Venture Partners (Virtual Radiologic founders) among other healthcare investors exhibits at ... at McCormick Place in Chicago. The company is proud to announce a 10 ...
(Date:11/20/2018)... ... November 20, 2018 , ... Each year Forbes receives thousands of ... which highlights outstanding performance by individuals under 30 years of age. The Forbes 30 ... from Sports and Entertainment to Venture Capital and Science. , In 2017, Visikol ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... November 13, 2018 , ... Renowned Honolulu ... patients on the island of Kauai. Dr. Leadbeater, of Kahala Pet Hospital ... since 2009. Recently, he began traveling to the island of Kauai on an ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... ... the spine technology market last week that asserts it is still trending upward ... , Humad’s analysis describes market consolidation, pricing pressure and increased competition ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: