Past Events

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

    24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

    A Miracle Cure for Global Malnutrition? The Data Diet

    Presenter(s): 
    Michael Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) | Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to host the 24th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture. The event commemorates the significant impact on international nutrition by Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years. The annual lecturer is invited to present his or her personal, often unconventional, views about large issues dealing with malnutrition.

  • Date: 
    December 9, 2014
    12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Global Nutrition Report Launch

    Presenter(s): 
    Welcome: Fawzi al-Sultan, IFPRI Board of Trustees |Speaker: Lawrence Haddad, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Moderator: Roger Thurow, author and Senior Fellow on Global Agriculture and Food at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Panel: Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security | Brave Rona Ndisale, IFPRI Board member, Malawi | Juergen Voegele, Senior Director of the World Bank's Agriculture Global Practice |Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    Eventbrite - Global Nutrition Report Launch

    IFPRI is delighted to host a roundtable discussion to launch the new Global Nutrition Report in Washington, DC.

  • Date: 
    December 4, 2014 - December 5, 2014

    Innovation in Indian Agriculture: Ways Forward

    Location: 

    India International Centre
    40 Max Mueller Marg
    New Delhi – 110003 India

    This event is by invitation only

    The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC will convene a two-day international conference in New Delhi on December 4-5, 2014 to explore innovative ways of accelerating development in India’s agricultural sector through productivity growth, higher returns to farming, acceleration of poverty reduction, and the improvement of social and economic welfare in rural India.

  • 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.

  • Date: 
    October 29, 2014 - October 30, 2014

    Together for Nutrition 2014

    Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India

    Location: 

    New Delhi, India

    POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) and Transform Nutrition are pleased to announce the conference Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India, which will be held October 29–30, 2014, in New Delhi.

    More information

    Conference website

  • Date: 
    October 16, 2014
    10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT

    2014 Global Hunger Index Twitter Chat

    Presenter(s): 
    Connell Foley, Director of Strategy at Concern Worldwide | Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Director Policy and External Relations, Welthungerhilfe | Doris Wiesmann, Independent Consultant
    Location: 

    Online

  • Date: 
    October 1, 2014
    9:00 am to 5:30 pm

    IFPRI-PRSSP Workshop "Evidence-Based Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh"

    Location: 

    Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel • Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Background

    Food and nutrition security depends not only on food production and consumption but also on the policies that affect food systems, from farm to table. Since 1988, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has had a strong presence in Bangladesh, conducting research, providing policy support, and strengthening stakeholders’ capacity. This on-the-ground presence has allowed IFPRI to generate evidence-based research results on critical food and nutrition security issues.

  • Date: 
    September 26, 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.

    Innovations in Science and Policy

    Transforming the Rural Sector for Improved Food Security

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division, IFPRI | Speakers: Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Robert S. Zeigler, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI).
    Location: 

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

    IFPRI-IRRI Policy Seminar

  • Date: 
    September 25, 2014

    The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014

    Delivering solutions to realize the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Climate Agenda

    Presenter(s): 
    H.E. Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Minister of State for Environment, Peru and UNFCCC COP20 President; Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Johan Rockström Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre; Frank Rijsberman Chief Executive Officer, CGIAR Consortium
    Location: 

    New York City at the Faculty House at Columbia University

    Abstract

    The year 2014 marks an historic opportunity to communicate the importance of research on sustainable agriculture to stakeholders involved in the climate change and development policy processes.

  • Date: 
    September 11, 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.

    Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change and Weather Shocks

    Presenter(s): 
    Moderated by: Dan Glickman, Co-chair, Global Agricultural Development Initiative, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Panelists: Rachel Kyte, Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank | Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University | Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally. There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to these changing conditions.