Upcoming Events

  • Date: 
    July 16, 2014
    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    21st Century Agricultural Policies

    The 2013 EU CAP and 2014 US Farm Bill

    Presenter(s): 
    Welcome: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff | Chair: Kim Elliott, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development | Speakers: Jean-Christophe Bureau, Professor, AgroParis Tech; Carl Zulauf, Professor, Ohio State University; David Orden, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI & Professor, Virginia Tech | Discussants: Shahid Rashid, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Vince Smith, Professor, Montana State University & Director of Agricultural Policy Research, American Enterprise Institute | Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI.
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    With the 2013 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the US Agricultural Act of 2014, two major actors in world markets with longstanding high levels of farm support have set their assistance programs for agriculture for the first fifth of the 21st century. They have chosen divergent paths. The EU provides substantial fixed annual income transfers while the US has eliminated these payments but has enhanced its risk protection for farmers. What are the main provisions of these polices and how well do they address today’s concerns about agriculture?

  • Date: 
    July 22, 2014
    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Tackling Soil Health Problems in Africa South of the Sahara

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Maximo Torero, Division Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, IFPRI | Speakers: Tekalign Mamo, State Minister of Agriculture, Government of Ethiopia | Joshua Woodard, Assistant Professor & Zaitz Family Faculty Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University | Shahidur Rashid, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    Human health and soil health are related. Humans get nutrition from food; food gets nutrition from the soil. This linkage is critically important for food security and for the global food system. In much of Africa south of the Sahara, farmers are harvesting more nutrients from the soil than they are putting in. Both scientists and farmers lack information about soil types and missing soil nutrients.

  • Date: 
    November 19, 2014 - November 20, 2014

    Workshop on Biofuels and Food Security Interactions

    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    The purpose of the workshop is to explore current and future interactions between biofuels and food security, and elaborate learnings from analysis and field experience relevant for project developers, researchers and policy-makers. The workshop is organized around a six discussion topics and is designed to encourage discussion among participants. We aim to identify where consensus lies regarding key barriers, gaps and opportunities related to (a) the assessment of biofuel-food security interactions and (b) recommendations for future research and implementation.