Special Event

Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition

Organized by IFPRI; ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA); Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission (EC); HarvestPlus; Joint Research Centre of the EC (JRC)
Jun 14, 2016 - 01:00 pm to 09:30 pm CEST

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission (EC), HarvestPlus, and the EC’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) will co-host an all-day workshop on "Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition." The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the eve of the European Development Days and will focus on translating investments into action.

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The workshop program included thematic sessions and moderated discussions on:

  • Translating Analysis into Action
  • Scaling up Technologies
  • Delivering from Data
  • Enhancing Policy Performance
  • Going the Last Mile

9.30 – 9.50    Opening 

9.30    Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

9.35    Vladimír Šucha, Director General, JRC

9.40    Roberto Ridolfi, Director for Sustainable Growth and Development, EuropeAid, EC (TBC)

9.45    Michael Hailu, Director, CTA

SESSION 1
9.50 – 11.10    Translating Analysis into Action
  
9.50    Understanding trends and drivers of malnutrition at subnational level: A cross-country analysis in 15 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries
Francois Kayitakire, Team Leader, Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security, JRC 

10.10    Agri-Food Policy Impact on Farm-Household Food Security in SSA: Country cases
Kamel Louhichi, Senior Researcher, and Sergio Gomez y Paloma, Senior Researcher, JRC

10.30    Modelling the Impact of National Policies on SSA Countries
Pierre Boulanger, Senior Researcher and Emanuele Ferrari, Senior Researcher, JRC

10.50    Prioritizing EU Interventions in Food Insecure Regions: The role of IPC
Thierry Nègre, Head, Food Security Group, Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit, JRC and Philippe Thomas, Team Leader Food and Agricultural Systems, Crisis and Resilience, EuropeAid