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June 2020

New Directions for the World Bank’s Agriculture and Food Systems Work

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

via WebEx connection only Presenter: Martien  Van Nieuwkoop,  World Bank Director for Agriculture and Food Systems The World Bank's agriculture work has evolved significantly during the last several years, and that evolution will continue. New challenges must be faced including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture, the impact of climate change on agriculture, and emerging issues facing food systems. Martien van Nieuwkoop, the Director of the World Bank's Agriculture and Food systems Group, will discuss these issues and…

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‘Possibilist’ Ventures in Land Reform: Albert O. Hirschman, the World Bank and a Colombian Misadventure

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(via WebEx Connection Only)

A joint presentation by WBG History TG and Agriculture and Rural Development TG WebEx Connection only Speaker : John Heath, a Bank staff member from 1990 to 2015, and now a consultant for IEG and a professor at American University will discuss his paper on the noted development economist Albert O. Hirschman and his experiences with working on land reform in Colombia with the World Bank. The two land reform approaches used were, in Hirschman’s sense, ‘possibilist’: they aimed to…

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