McGill Conference on Global Food Security
Developing countries, as well as developed countries, in every corner of the globe are being affected by the current global food crisis. The world's poor are the hardest hit. Rapidly rising food prices in a very short time period have led to riots in several countries. The crisis is wiping out recent gains in poverty reduction in several regions. Over 800 million people go hungry in the developing world, and the crisis could force as many as 100 million people deeper into poverty. Sharply increasing fuel prices, low grain reserves, droughts, increasing demand for meat products in emerging nations, and use of food producing lands for biofuel production are making it harder to predict an end to the crisis.




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The Conference will bring together leading international experts in agriculture, food and nutrition, policy and development to discuss a framework for long term solutions to declining world food stocks and rising food prices.


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Dans tous les coins du monde, les répercussions de la crise alimentaire mondiale se font sentir dans les pays en développement et les pays industrialisés. Les populations les plus pauvres sont les plus touchées. La hausse aussi soudaine que vertigineuse du prix des denrées a provoqué des émeutes dans plusieurs pays. La crise est en voie d’anéantir les récents progrès de la réduction de la pauvreté dans de nombreuses régions. La faim touche plus de 800 millions de personnes dans le monde en développement et la crise alimentaire menace d’enfoncer jusqu’à 100 millions de personnes encore plus profondément dans la pauvreté. La montée en flèche du prix du carburant, les faibles réserves de céréales, les sécheresses, l’augmentation de la demande de viande dans les nations en émergence et l’usage de terres agricoles pour produire des biocarburants rendent plus difficile de prévoir quand cette crise pourra se dissiper.

La présente conférence réunira une pléiade de sommités internationales parmi les plus en vue dans les domaines de l’agriculture, de la diététique, de la nutrition, de la politique et du développement pour discuter d’approches stratégiques visant des solutions à long terme au déclin des réserves alimentaires et à l’ascension du prix des denrées dans le monde.


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View PresentationPresentation TitlePresenterAir DateAir TimeLength
GFC-Opening Ceremony
  • All
9/24/2008 9/24/2008 5:00:48 PM  EST 2 Hours 12 Minutes 57 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 1
  • Abnel Pierre
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 9:00:48 AM  EST 31 Minutes 46 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 2
  • Kulandaisamy Thangavel
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 9:15:48 AM  EST 25 Minutes 45 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 3
  • Dereje Biruk
  • Dev Sharma
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 9:30:48 AM  EST 21 Minutes 53 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 4
  • Mohammed Ait Kadi
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 9:45:48 AM  EST 19 Minutes 8 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 5
  • Zhu Jing
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 10:00:48 AM  EST 19 Minutes 58 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 6
  • Her Excellency Judith Mbula Bahemuka
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 10:15:48 AM  EST 22 Minutes 35 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 7
  • Daniel Uza
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 10:30:48 AM  EST 19 Minutes 29 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 8
  • Galina Stulina
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 10:45:48 AM  EST 19 Minutes 33 Seconds
GFC-Voices from the Field 9
  • Noel Solomons
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 11:00:48 AM  EST 16 Minutes 10 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation 1
  • Anwar Naseem
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 1:00:48 PM  EST 12 Minutes 46 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation 2
  • Robert Zeigler
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 1:15:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes 43 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation 3
  • Maximo Torero
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 1:30:48 PM  EST 27 Minutes 54 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation 4
  • Neil Conklin
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 1:45:48 PM  EST 21 Minutes 47 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation 5
  • François Dagenais
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 2:00:48 PM  EST 15 Minutes 49 Seconds
GFC-The World Food Situation Panel Discussion and Q + A
  • John Scott
  • Ken Ash
  • Douglas Hedley
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 2:16:48 PM  EST 27 Minutes 25 Seconds
GFC-Underlying Factors 1
  • Jack Wilkinson
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 3:30:48 PM  EST 18 Minutes 27 Seconds
GFC-Underlying Factors 2
  • Al Mussell
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 3:45:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes 42 Seconds
GFC-Underlying Factors 3
  • Sandra Polaski
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 4:00:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes
GFC-Underlying Factors 4
  • Thomas N. Robinson
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 4:15:48 PM  EST 18 Minutes 5 Seconds
GFC-Underlying Factors 5
  • Shellemiah Keya
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 4:30:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes 33 Seconds
GFC-Underlying Factors Panel Discussion and Q + A
  • Gordon Bacon
  • Gaétan Lussier
  • John Galaty
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 4:45:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes 34 Seconds
GFC-International Response 1
  • Ken Ash
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 7:00:48 PM  EST 18 Minutes 7 Seconds
GFC-International Response 2
  • Henk-Jan Brinkman
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 7:15:48 PM  EST 23 Minutes 1 Second
GFC-International Response 3
  • Daniel Gustafson
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 7:30:48 PM  EST 16 Minutes 43 Seconds
GFC-International Response 4
  • Mohammed Mukhier
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 7:45:48 PM  EST 19 Minutes 58 Seconds
GFC-International Response 5
  • M. Gopalakrishnan
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 8:00:48 PM  EST 19 Minutes 38 Seconds
GFC-International Response Panel Discussion and Q + A
  • Caroline Pestieau
  • Mark Curtis
  • Sandra Polaski
9/25/2008 9/25/2008 8:15:48 PM  EST 20 Minutes 53 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories 1
  • Jim Cornelius
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 9:00:48 AM  EST 17 Minutes 42 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories 2
  • Zhu Jing
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 9:15:48 AM  EST 16 Minutes 45 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories 3
  • Hon. Robert Persaud
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 9:30:48 AM  EST 20 Minutes 25 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories 4
  • Carole Robert
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 9:45:48 AM  EST 15 Minutes 16 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories 5
  • M. Gopalakrishnan
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 10:00:48 AM  EST 18 Minutes 3 Seconds
GFC-Getting Food to the People – Success Stories Panel Discussion and Q + A
  • Jean-Paul Laforest
  • Tim Ogilvie
  • Sheri Arnott
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 10:15:48 AM  EST 1 Hour 7 Minutes 20 Seconds
GFC-The Way Forward: Elements of a Framework for Managing the Crisis and Concluding Remarks 1
  • Hon. Michael Chong
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 11:50:48 AM  EST 40 Minutes 1 Second
GFC-The Way Forward: Elements of a Framework for Managing the Crisis and Concluding Remarks 2
  • Craig Bremner
  • Her Excellency Judith Mbula Bahemuka
  • Mohammed Ait Kadi
  • His Excellency Iyorwuese Hagher
  • Jim Cornelius
  • Jack Wilkinson
  • Paul LaFlèche
  • Daniel Gustafson
  • Rt. Hon. Joe Clark
  • Mr. Richard Pound
9/26/2008 9/26/2008 12:45:48 PM  EST 1 Hour 31 Minutes 26 Seconds