Climate Change, Price Volatility, and Food Security

Perspectives from Southeast Asia

Date: 
April 20, 2011

Location: 

Jakarta, Indonesia

International workshop organized by IFPRI and hosted by the Indonesian National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction and Ministry of Agriculture

Although much progress has been made in reducing poverty and hunger, there are still reasons for concern. Millions of people remain undernourished, including in Southeast Asia where nearly 80 million people are still food insecure. The recent food price increases and volatility puts at risk the already fragile food security of many poor people. Since last June, the international prices of maize and wheat have almost doubled. The prices of fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, and dairy have also increased rapidly—driving up food inflation in many countries. Increased frequency of natural disasters and additional pressure from climate change will further challenge efforts to reduce hunger. Rapid economic growth and agricultural sector transformation in Southeast Asia, however, offer opportunities to link small farmers to global value chains and improve the incomes of poor people. The region also has rich experience in rebuilding after emergencies and crisis that can be shared broadly with other developing countries in their endeavor in fighting hunger and poverty.

This international workshop will convene researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to explore opportunities for building resiliency against growing food security risks that confront many countries in Southeast Asia.

Agenda

8:00 – 09:00 - Coffee and Registration

9.00 – 10:15 - Session 1 – Welcome and Opening

Chair
Dr. Bambang Widianto, Executive Secretary of the National Poverty Commission, Indonesia
Video

Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair of the IFPRI Board and Chairman and Senior Partner, F&N Consultancy, Kuwait
Video

Keynote Address
Price Volatility and Emerging Markets
Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
Video | Presentation

Keynote Address
Dr. Bayu Krisnamurti, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Indonesia
Video | Presentation

Discussion Opener
Dr. Simon Hearn, Principal Adviser, Strategy & Policy, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia
Video

General Discussion

10:15 – 10:45 - Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00 - Session 2 — Climate Change and Food Security

Chair
Dr. Kym Anderson, IFPRI Board Member and George Gollin Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia
Video

Presentation 1
Dr. Mark Rosegrant, Director, Environment, Production, and Technology Division, IFPRI
Video | Presentation

Presentation 2
Dr. Ancha Srinivasan, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Southeast Asia Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
Video | Presentation

Presentation 3
Dr. Endah Murniningtyas, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources National Planning Agency and Member of the Interagency for Climate Change, Indonesia
Video | Presentation

Discussion opener
Dr. Rina Oktaviani, Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Video

General discussion

12:00 – 13:30 - Lunch

13:30 – 14:45 - Session 3 — Rebuilding After Emergencies

Chair
Dr. Handewi Saliem, Director, Indonesian Center for Agriculture Socio Economic and Policy Studies (ICASEP), Indonesia
Video

Presentation 1
Dr. Paul Dorosh, Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
Video | Presentation

Presentation 2
Dr. Fermin Adriano, Policy Advisor, State and Peace Building Project, World Bank, Philippines
Video | Presentation

Presentation 3
Dr. Budy Resosudarmo, Associate Professor and Head of the Indonesia Project, Australian National University, Australia
Video | Presentation

Discussion Opener
Dr. Zhu Ling, IFPRI Board Member and Deputy Director, Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China
Video

Dr. Ari Kuncoro, University of Indonesia, Indonesia
Presentation

General discussion

14:45 – 16:00 - Session 4 – Value Chains for the Small Farmer

Chair
Dr. Tahlim Sudaryanto, Assistant Minister for International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Indonesia
Video

Presentation 1
Dr. Maximo Torero, Director, Markets, Institutions, and Trade Division, IFPRI
Video | Presentation

Presentation 2
Dr. Tom Reardon, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, USA
Video | Presentation

Presentation 3
Dr. Shubham Chaudhuri, Chief Economist, World Bank, Indonesia
Video | Presentation

Discussion opener
Dr. Csaba Csaki, IFPRI Board Member, Head of Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Video

General discussion

16:00 – 16:30 - Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00

Reflections on Research Gaps And Policy Actions for the Region
Dr. Bob Lindner, Emeritus Professor, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia, Australia
Video

17:00 – 17:30 - Closing Remarks

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
Video

Prof. Emil Salim Chairman, Presidential Board of Advisor, Indonesia

Mr. Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair of the IFPRI Board and Chairman and Senior Partner, F&N Consultancy, Kuwait
Video

17:30 – 20:30 Reception and Dinner

Welcome
Dr. Mohamad Ikhsan, IFPRI Board Member and Special Advisor to Vice President Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Video

Keynote Address
Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Trade, Indonesia
Video