Millions Fed - Addis Ababa

Date: 
November 25, 2009
Time: 
09:30 – 13:30

Presenter(s): 
Dr. Hakim Elwaer (African Union Commission) – Opening and Closing Remarks; Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere (IFPRI) -- Welcome remarks; David Spielman (IFPRI) -- Overview; Rajul Pandya-Lorch (IFPRI) -- Lessons Learned; Hon. Ato Tefera Derebew, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ethiopia -- Keynote address
Location: 

Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa

Abstract

Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world’s billions has slowed, while the challenge of feeding its future millions remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the global food and agricultural systems.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, embarked on a project to identify and assess interventions in agricultural development that have substantially reduced hunger and poverty; to document evidence about where, when, and why these interventions succeeded; to learn about the key drivers and factors underlying success; and to share lessons to help inform better agricultural policy and investment decisions in the future. Following a rigorous review process, the project ultimately identified 20 proven successes in agricultural development. This event will present what worked, why it worked, and what we can learn from these successes.