Past Events

  • Date: 
    June 18, 2014 - June 19, 2014

    Mechanization and Agricultural Transformation in Asia and Africa

    Sharing Development Experiences

    Location: 

    Beijing, China

    The International Food Policy Research Institute and The National School of Development at Peking University are jointly organizing a workshop on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa in Beijing.

  • Date: 
    June 11, 2014
    11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

    Berlin Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

    Presenter(s): 
    Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, IFPRI | Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Stefan Schmitz, Head of the Unit: "A world without hunger", Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) | Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Head of Policy and External Relations, German Agro Action | Tassilo Galitz, Senior Manager Public/Government Affairs Europe Crop Protection, BASF | Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE) | Opening and closing remarks: Hans-Joachim Preuss, Managing Director, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH
    Location: 

    Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
    Reichpietschufer 20
    10785 Berlin Germany

    Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, will introduce the recent report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Global Food and Development Policy (2013 Global Food Policy Report) in Germany. The report analyzes key trends and events of global food and development policies of the past year. He will highlight new research results and findings, and examine key challenges and opportunities. Additionally Shenggen will discuss a program of action for the coming years.

  • Date: 
    May 15, 2014 - May 17, 2014

    Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

    IFPRI 2020 Conference

    Location: 

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The IFPRI 2020 Conference, held May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and scholars to discuss how resilience can be strengthened for food and nutrition security.

  • Date: 
    May 6, 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.

    A Post-Bali Food Security Agenda

    Presenter(s): 
    Welcome: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division of IFPRI | Chair: H.S. Dillon, Indonesia's Presidential Special Envoy for Poverty Alleviation | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Stefan Tangermann, Professor Emeritus, University of Gottingen, Germany | Marcelo Regunaga, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Former Secretary of Agriculture, Argentina) | David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Global food markets have turned their attention from demand to supply constraints. In this context, many governments face an acute need to address food security concerns, with some having improved their business models to encourage improved efficiencies while also being mindful of natural resource sustainability. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Ninth Ministerial Conference, which was held last year in Bali, Indonesia, acknowledged that there are a number of options to improve food security that the WTO and the wider international community could consider.

  • 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.