Tuesday, 22 July 2008

The Price of Food: Hunger or Hope for Africa?

16 July Portcullis House, Westminster - London. The world food crisis threatens to destroy years, if not decades, of economic progress, and may push millions back into abject poverty, stated Kofi Annan recently. But others see the crisis as an opportunity to reform global agriculture and increase longer-term productivity in Africa.

A discussion organised by the the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, the Royal African Society and the International Institute for Environment and Development looked at the implications of the food crisis for Africa – both the opportunities and the threats – as well as possible interventions and the possibility of a Green Revolution for Africa. It also critically assessed the role of bioenergy in the current crisis and in the future of sustainable agricultural production in Africa.


  • Dr Monty JonesExecutive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa
  • Dr Camilla ToulminDirector, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Professor Lawrence Haddad Director, Institute of Development Studies
  • ChairHugh Bayley MPChair, Africa All Party Parliamentary Group

Reference: Events Royal African Society