Past Events

  • Date: 
    April 8, 2014 - April 9, 2014

    Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia

    Policy Research Conference hosted by IFPRI and University of Central Asia

    Location: 

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia will host a Research Conference on Agricultural Policy and Food Security in Central Asia, to unveil IFPRI's new Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program and to engage national policymakers, researchers, and development partners in its research and capacity-building activities.

  • Date: 
    March 31, 2014 - April 2, 2014

    The Second Global Conference on Biofortification

    Getting Nutritious Foods to People

    Location: 

    Serena Hotel
    Kigali, Rwanda

    The Second Global Conference on Biofortification is designed to be a consultation with major stakeholders who can help mainstream biofortification as a nutrition and public health intervention. It will explore some of the most critical challenge areas and possible solutions related to the scaling up and mainstreaming of biofortification. There will also be an opportunity to visit Rwandan communities growing nutritious crops.

    The consultation will be an interactive forum to engage and learn from researchers and policymakers, farmers and businesspeople alike.

  • Date: 
    March 12, 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.

    Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow & Deputy Director for the Global Economy & Development Program, Brookings Institution | Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute | Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future and Acting Assistant to the Administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security.
    Location: 

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

    Central to the discussions of the post-2015 agenda is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate hunger and undernutrition— and that it can be done by 2025.

  • Date: 
    February 12, 2014
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST; registration begins at 8:00 am.

    Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity

    The Role of Agricultural Technologies

    Presenter(s): 
    Summit Moderator: Frank Sesno, George Washington University | Speakers: Shenggen Fan,IFPRI | Mark Rosegrant, IFPRI | Guillaume Gruere, OECD | Robert Carlson, World Farmers Organization | Johannes Linn, Brookings Institution | Tom Campbell, CNFA | Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI | Judy Chambers, IFPRI
    Location: 

    Newseum, Freedom Forum Entrance
    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
    & Webcast Live at IFPRI.org

    An IFPRI Agricultural Technology Summit

  • Date: 
    January 30, 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

    The Zero Hunger Challenge

    Achieving the Right to Food for All

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Panelists: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO | Nabeeha Mujeeb Kazi, Community for Zero Hunger | Richard Greene, USAID | Sam Worthington, InterAction
    Location: 

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

    Event organized by IFPRI, FAO, and Community for Zero Hunger

  • Date: 
    January 25, 2014
    07:00 am to 8:30 am

    Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in the Post-2015 Agenda

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development | Moderator: Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute | Panelists: Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme; David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, United Nations; Gerda Verburg, Chair, Committee on World Food Security
    Location: 

    World Food Programme Tent, Davos

    As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, policy discussions on the Post-2015 development agenda, including the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have gained strong momentum. These discussions put sustainable development at the center and give focus to the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. The goal of eliminating hunger and ensuring food and nutrition security is equally important.

  • Date: 
    December 10, 2013
    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.

    Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Food Security and Environmental Sustainability

    Presenter(s): 
    Panelists: S. Mahendra Dev, IGIDR | David Nabarro, UN | Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners; Video Remarks: Gerda Verburg, Committee on World Food Security (CFS); Moderated by Simon Maxwell, ODI; Opening Remarks: Fawzi Al-Sultan, IFPRI Board of Trustees; Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Due to the federal government's closure and IFPRI's inclement weather policy, we regret that today's event has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Date: 
    November 25, 2013
    8:00 am to 19:00

    Partnering for Impact

    IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security

    Presenter(s): 
    Full list of presenters available on the attached agenda.
    Location: 

    Thon Hotel EU
    Rue de la Loi 75
    Brussels, Belgium

    The all-day “Partnering for Impact: IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security” workshop will highlight the achievements of the innovative research programs IFPRI and European partners have jointly undertaken. The workshop will also support critical dialogue between researchers, development partners, policymakers, and implementers; discuss new ideas, approaches, and strategies for achieving impact through food policy research; and further contribute to the development of a meaningful post-2015 research agenda.

  • Date: 
    November 22, 2013
    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.

    Beyond Gender Myths

    Closing the Knowledge Gap in Agriculture and Food Security

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division, IFPRI; Speakers: Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Terri Raney, Senior Economist, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) | Deborah Rubin, co-Director, Cultural Practice, LLC
    Location: 

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

    There is now growing recognition of the importance of attention to gender for agricultural productivity and food security. However, many “gender myths” persist; myths that either underestimate or overstate the importance of women’s roles and resources. In order to close the gender gap in productivity or assets, there is a need to close the knowledge gap. This policy seminar will present evidence gathered for a new volume of studies titled "Gender in Agriculture and Food Security: Closing the Knowledge Gap".

  • Date: 
    November 5, 2013
    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.

    Aflatoxins: Finding Solutions for Improved Food Safety

    Presenter(s): 
    David Crean, Mars Inc. | Andrew Emmott, Twin & Twin Trading | Sheryl Schneider, World Food Programme | Laurian Unnevehr, IFPRI | Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Aflatoxins—a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops—pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries. It is estimated that 26,000 Africans living south of the Sahara die annually of liver cancer associated with chronic aflatoxin exposure. There are also broader health effects associated with aflatoxins, such as immune suppression with higher rates of illness and child stunting. In addition to health risks, aflatoxins can also limit the growth of commercial markets and trade. For example, in 2007, aflatoxin contamination sharply limited the quantities of maize that the World Food Programme was able to purchase locally in Africa.