Past Events

  • 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

    Hidden hunger is the central theme of the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe. For the ninth straight year of calculating the Index, global hunger has improved overall, falling by 39 percent since 1990. Meanwhile, 26 countries have cut their GHI scores by more than half during this period.

  • 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.

  • Date: 
    September 4, 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.

    Boserup and Beyond

    Mounting Land Pressures & Development Strategies in Africa

    Presenter(s): 
    Opening Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | Speakers: Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Thomas Jayne, Professor, International Development Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University | Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor, International Development Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.
    Location: 

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

    Evidence collected in the above titled special issue of the journal Food Policy shows that rising rural population densities and shrinking farm sizes in large parts of Africa are profoundly affecting farming systems as well as the process of economic transformation. These impacts are largely under-appreciated in the current discourse on development issues in the region.

  • 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.

    CANCELLED: 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

    The policy seminar scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm at IFPRI has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience.

    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: 
    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.