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Special Event

Washington, DC launch of the 2015 Global Hunger Index

Speakers: Maximo Torero, Markets, Trade, and Institutions division director, IFPRI Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation and research professor at Tufts University Connell Foley, director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning at…

Policy Seminar

Road to New York: Keeping the SDGs' Agenda in Focus

By the end of September 2015, world leaders will agree on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will anchor the global development agenda for the next 15 years. At the center of the SDGs are the goals to eliminate extreme poverty, hunger, and…

Policy Seminar

Policymakers’ Responses to Food Price Crises

Results from a 14-Country Political Economy Study Increasing food price volatility since 2007, which is likely to continue and possibly amplify in the future, presents a major challenge for the world’s policymakers. While much has been written about…

Policy Seminar

Launch of IFPRI's First Global Food Policy Report

In 2011, a variety of ongoing challenges affected global food security, including food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, and conflicts. Despite a number of positive developments in 2011, the global food system’s inability to adequately…

Country Workshop

Climate Change, Price Volatility, and Food Security

Perspectives from Southeast Asia 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…

Policy Seminar

Agricultural Price Distortions, Inequality, and Poverty

Abstract The prices of farm products, namely food products, are crucial determinants of the extent of poverty and inequality in the world. The vast majority of the world’s poorest households considerably depend on farming for income while spending a…

Policy Seminar

Reflections on The Global Food Crisis

This seminar consists of three presentations of new work on the global food crisis. Headey and Fan present an update of their earlier review of the causes and consequences of the food crisis, with new data and analysis of sources of demand growth, the…

Special Event

Implications of the Financial Crisis for Developing Countries

Regional Commentators: Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Executive Director for Argentina and Haiti, Inter-American Development Bank; Stephen Mink, Lead Economist, Agriculture and Rural Development, World Bank Chair: Joachim von Braun, Director General,…

Policy Seminar

Fifty Years of Distortion in World Food Markets

Three quarters of the world’s poor are farmers in developing countries. Their earnings from farming have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies as well as by governments of richer countries favoring their farmers with import…

Policy Seminar

Helping Women Respond to the Global Food Crisis

Ruth Meinzen-Dick, a senior research fellow in IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division and chair of IFPRI’s Gender Task Force, launched the seminar by noting that gender analysis has been largely absent from discussions of the current…

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