C. Peter Timmer is a leading authority on agricultural development and structural transformation during the process of economic growth. He has served as a professor at Stanford, Cornell, three faculties at Harvard, and the University of California, San Diego, where he was also the dean of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. A core advisor on the World Bank’s World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development, Timmer has long worked with a number of Asian governments on domestic food and agricultural policies and, recently, on their responses to the crisis in the global rice market. He is an advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on agricultural development strategy and was the principal analyst for the Asia Society-IRRI Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia.
August 30, 2011 / Prabhu Pingali, Peter Timmer
The recent release of the Food Price Watch report by the World Bank serves as a stark reminder that continuing high and volatile food prices are putting the poorest in the developing world at risk.
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The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
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In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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