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Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and Students, 

Good morning and welcome to this Conference on Food Insecurity: Role of Media and NGO’s co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine and H.E. Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev and supported by the Government of Kenya.

Food is the core of culture and civilization according to Margaret Mead, the famous anthropologist […]

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Dear Dr. Durbak, Dear Colleagues! Ladies and gentlemen! At the outset I would like to present my words of gratitude to honorary Dr. Durbak for her continued leadership in convening this annual Conference on Food Security.

Some of you who are participating in our event for the first time may ask why Ukraine has repeatedly […]

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As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, a testament to the spirit and the determination of the people of the Ukraine, we also remember the suffering they endured 78 years ago during the catastrophic famine, which has come to be known as the holodomor, the death by hunger.

This terrible tragedy created […]

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Prof. Alexander J. Motyl,
Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Holodomor in Ukraine and Food Insecurity Today: “Implications for the Media, NGOs, and International Organizations”

Let me start my brief talk with selections from an article that appeared in The New York Evening Journal in April 1935. The author is Harry Lang, an […]

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Dr. Mark G. Robson, PhD, MPH, DrPH,
Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs, Professor of Entomology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences – Rutgers University

“The world produces enough food to feed everyone.”

World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent […]

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Mr. Tutui Nanok
Agriculture Sector Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Nairobi Kenya


The Horn of Africa is one of the most food-insecure regions in the world. More than 40 percent of people are undernourished, and in Eritrea and Somalia the proportion rises to 70 percent. The seven countries of the region – […]

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Distinguished Participants,

It is a special privilege for me to be invited to this panel. I speak to you, both as an Indian and as head of the Rio+20 Secretariat. We are reaching a crucial phase in preparing for Rio+20.

In preparing for today, I went back to Agenda 21 which we had crafted 20 […]

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Lloyd C. Irland, The Irland Group, Wayne, Maine, USA

1. Adapted from a talk presented at Pennsylvania State University at a conference Diverse Landscapes of Ukraine, a Celebration of twenty years of independence, sponsored by the Woskob Foundation. A version with full footnotes is available from the author.
2.; author is also Faculty […]

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The Amazon rainforest sustains one of the richest concentrations of plant and animal biological diversity in the world. It also recycles rainfall from the coastal regions to the continental interior, ensuring an adequate water supply for Brazil’s inland agriculture. The greatest emerging threat to Amazon rainforests and communities is industrial soy plantations which […]

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In December 2007, the Malaysian company Vitroplant had been granted the permit to begin developing 70% of Woodlark Island into palm oil plantations. By 2008, the government of Papua New Guinea decided it would no longer allow Vitroplant Ltd. to deforest 70% of Woodlark Island for palm oil plantations. This change came about after one […]

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