Past Events

  • Date: 
    April 23, 2015
    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.

    Addressing the Challenges to Ending Global Hunger

    Presenter(s): 
    Elizabeth Buckingham, Secretary's Office of Global Food Security, US Department of State | Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Rick Leach, World Food Program USA | Moderated by: Roger Thurow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
    Location: 

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

    Today there are 805 million chronically undernourished people in our world. While this figure is far too high, it also reflects great progress. In the past decade alone, extreme poverty has been cut in half and 100 million people have escaped from hunger—a result of the combined efforts of governments, civil society organizations, world leaders, and especially hungry people themselves.

  • Date: 
    March 18, 2015
    4:30 pm to 5:15 pm EDT (Please join us for a reception immediately following the event); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Launch of IFPRI's 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

    Presenter(s): 
    Overview: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Video Message Ertharin Cousin, WFP, with introduction by Jon Brause, WFP | Data and Survey Highlights - Gwendolyn Stansbury and Andrea Pedolsky, IFPRI | Moderated by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    The 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship publication, puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. The report calls for a renewed focus on middle-income countries, which are home to the majority of the world’s hungry and malnourished. It also covers other issues that are integral to achieving food and nutrition security, including sanitation, family farming, social protection, food safety, conflicts, and aquaculture.

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  • Date: 
    February 23, 2015
    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.

    Why is Ending Hunger So Hard?

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, IFPRI | Speaker: Peter Timmer, Center for Global Development and Harvard University
    Location: 

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

    Ending hunger is difficult because it is a lengthy process that requires sustained policy attention and public resources at the same time that private markets are the arena for nearly all the decisions that matter. Central to this process is the food system, both as a key element of structural transformation and where many of the poor make their living. Without a stable food system that minimizes volatility, countries cannot sustain rapid economic growth, as citizens and investors need to feel confident that food will be reliably available and affordable in rural and urban markets.

  • Date: 
    February 20, 2015
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST (please join us at 11:45 am for a light lunch)

    IFPRI Roundtable on Next Harvest II

    Biotechnology Capacity in Africa, A Way Forward

    Presenter(s): 
    Judy Chambers, Director, Program for Biosafety Systems, IFPRI | Patricia Zambrano, Senior Research Analyst, IFPRI | Virginia Kimani, Lead Consultant, Pesticides and Agricultural Resource Centre | Sylvia Uzochukwu, Professor of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biosafety Specialist, Faculty of Science, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti | Muffy Koch, Global Biosafety Specialist | Geofrey Ariaitwe, Plant Genetic Engineer, National Plant Biotechnology Center, National Agricultural Research Laboratories | Jose Falck-Zepeda, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    IFPRI’s 2014 report “GM Technologies for Africa: A State of Affairs” identified the lack of standardized and uniformly collected biotech data as a main constraint in assessing the overall state of Africa’s agricultural biotechnology capacity and in the ability to draw policy recommendations regarding countries’ strengths and needs. IFPRI designed and implemented Next Harvest II, a John Templeton funded initiative that gathered detailed information for four of the leading biotechnology countries in Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda.

  • Date: 
    February 19, 2015
    12:15 pm to 1:30 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Perspectives on Energy, Water, and Agriculture

    Presenter(s): 
    Welcome: Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division (EPTD), IFPRI | Speaker: Bill Ritter, Jr., former Governor of Colorado and founder and director of the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University | Panel: Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Fellow, EPTD, IFPRI | Charles North, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) | Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director, EPTD, IFPRI | Alain Vidal, Strategy Director a.i. & Senior Partnerships Advisor for the CGIAR Consortium | Kerri Wright Platais, Program Head for Scientific and Technical Partnerships in Africa, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    Eventbrite - IFPRI Policy Seminar -- Perspectives on Energy, Water, and Agriculture

  • Date: 
    February 5, 2015
    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.

    Donor Approaches to Political Economy Analysis

    What are the Implications for Food Security Policy and Research?

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Danielle Resnick, Research Fellow, IFPRI | Panelists: Verena Fritz, Senior Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank | Laura Pavlovic, Cross-Sectoral Programs Division Chief, USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance | Colin Poulton, Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and leader of the Policy Processes and Agricultural Sector Reform theme within the Future Agricultures Consortium.
    Location: 

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

    The international community is increasingly focused on political economy to determine the feasibility of pro-poor policies in developing countries. Consequently, more than a dozen donor agencies have developed political economy analysis tools to identify, for example, institutional bottlenecks and barriers to collective action.

  • Date: 
    February 3, 2015
    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.

    Social Marketing to Influence Public Behaviors

    What is it? Why is it so hard? What makes it easier?

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI | Speaker: Nancy Lee, adjunct faculty member at the University of Washington & President of Social Marketing Services, Inc.
    Location: 

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

    Social marketing is a proven behavior change discipline that first rose to prominence in the early 1970s. It has had a profound impact on influencing public behaviors that improve public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and contribute to communities.

  • Date: 
    January 30, 2015
    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.

    Accelerating Progress to Overcome Malnutrition

    Presenter(s): 
    Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | Panelists: Richard Greene, Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Bureau for Food Security | Rolf Klemm, Vice President, Nutrition, Helen Keller International | Lucy Martinez Sullivan, Executive Director, 1,000 Days | Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO Assistant Director-General for Economic and Social Development | Moderator: Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.
    Location: 

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

    Event organized by IFPRI and FAO

    Malnutrition, in all of its manifestations–undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, overnutrition--is placing an intolerable burden on individuals and communities, as well as on the cultural, social, economic, and health fabric of nations. The statistics underscore this burden: 805 million people suffer chronically from hunger and stunting affects 161 million children under five years of age.

  • 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

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