Past Events

  • 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.

  • Date: 
    November 5, 2013
    1:30 PM -- 5:00 PM (Kigali, Rwanda)

    Using ICT to Promote Smallholder Business Credibility

    Through Improved Social Capital and Commercial and Technical Skills of Producer Organizations

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Ousmane Badiane, IFPRI; Speakers: Stephen Muchiri, Eastern Africa Farmers Federation | Fhumulani Machau, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions | Alioune Mbow, West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development | Andrea Bohn | Getaw Tadesse | Professor Kah
    Location: 

    Kigali Serena Hotel
    Boulevard de la Revolution
    Kigali 250, Rwanda
    Phone:+250 250 597 100

    AgriConneXions is a program on: “Using ICT to Promote Smallholder Business Credibility through Improved Social Capital and Commercial and Technical Skills of Producer Organizations”. The project intends to explore the use of modern information and communications technologies (ICT) in order to overcome the physical, infrastructural, and institutional obstacles facing SPOs related to geographic dispersion, diseconomies of scale, and weak administrative capacities.

    The objective of this event is to share more on the AgriConneXions project, collect feedback, and build partnerships.

  • Date: 
    October 23, 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.

    Cash, Food, or Vouchers?

    Evidence from a Four-Country Experimental Study | IFPRI-WFP Event

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division, IFPRI; Annalisa Conte, Deputy Director of Policy, Programme and Innovation Division, U.N. World Food Programme, Rome | John Hoddinott, Deputy Director, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    The use of cash, food, or vouchers as a transfer modality is heavily contested. At this policy seminar, John Hoddinott and Annalisa Conte will present results from a three-year IFPRI-World Food Programme study that assessed the comparative performance of these transfer modalities on household food security in Ecuador, Uganda, Niger, and Yemen. In all countries, an experimental design was used with modalities randomly assigned at a locality level.

  • Date: 
    October 21, 2013
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT (Please join us for a reception immediately following the event); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Investing in Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

    2020 Policy Consultation on Building Resilience Lead Event

    Presenter(s): 
    Tom Arnold, Special Representative for Hunger, Concern Worldwide | Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute | Kathy Spahn, President & CEO, Helen Keller International | Martin Piñeiro, Director, Grupo Consultores en Economia y Organizacion, Argentina | Moderated by: John Heller, Senior Director, Synergos
    Location: 

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

    Smallholder farmers in developing countries are being hit by a barrage of economic, environmental, and political shocks, and these shocks are becoming more frequent and intense. Smallholder farmers in developing countries are increasingly challenged to anticipate, prepare for, cope with, and recover from shocks.

  • Date: 
    October 18, 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.

    2013 Global Hunger Index Launch Event

    The Challenge of Hunger: Building Resilience to Achieve Food And Nutrition Security

    Presenter(s): 
    Speakers: Connell Foley, Director of Strategy, Concern Worldwide | Derek Headey, Research Fellow, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Wolfgang Jamann, General-Director, Welthungerhilfe | Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, IFPRI.
    Location: 

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

    Resilience is the central theme of the 2013 Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe. For the eighth straight year of calculating the Index, global hunger has improved overall, falling by one-third.