Past Events

  • Date: 
    June 24, 2010
    12:15pm-1:45pm (a light lunch will be served at 11:45am)

    Successes in African Agriculture

    Presenter(s): 
    Peter Hazell, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; Steve Haggblade, Michigan State University; Simeon Ehui, World Bank
    Location: 

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

    There is a new consensus today that investing in African agriculture is fundamental for reducing poverty and food insecurity on the continent. But how can this be done without repeating many of the mistakes of the past that led to widespread disappointment and pessimism about African agriculture, and a precipitous decline in donor support during the past two decades?

  • Date: 
    June 21, 2010
    12:15pm-1:45pm (a light lunch will be served at 11:45am)

    Economics Beyond Markets: Choice Experiments In Developing Countries

    Presenter(s): 
    Derek Byerlee, Chair, CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA); Jeff Bennett, Professor, Australian National University and Member, SPIA; Ekin Birol, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    June 10, 2010 - June 12, 2010

    Agricultural Risk and Food Security (ARFS)

    Location: 

    Beijing, China

    Organized by Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and UK Department for International Development (DFID)

    For three days in June, high level Chinese policymakers and international researchers will gather in Beijing to discuss and share lessons on ensuring food security in the face of economic and weather-related risks to farmers.

  • Date: 
    June 2, 2010

    Bold Actions for Stimulating Inclusive Growth

    An international dialogue organized by IFPRI and hosted by EMBRAPA

    Location: 

    Brasilia, Brazil

    Abstract

    On June 2, 2010, in Brasilia, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) hosted an IFPRI-organized workshop called “Bold Actions for Stimulating Inclusive Growth.” EMBRAPA President Pedro Antonio Arraes Pereira and former IFPRI Chairman Ross Garnaut welcomed the numerous guests to this unique opportunity for international dialogue, and IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan discussed the role of emerging economies in global food security during his keynote address.

  • Date: 
    May 28, 2010 - May 29, 2010

    Small Business Industrial Clusters in China and Italy

    Experiences and Lessons for Developing and Advanced Economies

    Location: 

    Chieti and Pescara, Italy

    Conference website

    The Faculty of Economics of the Gabriele D’Annunzio University (Chieti and Pescara, Italy) invites submissions of papers and extended abstracts for a conference on small-and-medium business clusters in developing and advanced economies, with a special focus on the Chinese and Italian experiences.

  • Date: 
    May 26, 2010 - May 27, 2010

    Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum

    Location: 

    Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Hosted by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Date: 
    May 20, 2010
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security: Progress to Date and Strategies for Success

    Presenter(s): 
    Catherine Bertini, executive director, UN World Food Program (1992-2002); Dan Glickman, secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1995-2001)
    Location: 

    Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
    Washington, D.C.

    Abstract

    For more information, please visit the conference website

  • Date: 
    May 17, 2010
    12:15pm - 1:45pm (light lunch served at 11:45am)

    The Dragon’s Gift: the Real Story of China in Africa

    Presenter(s): 
    Deborah Bräutigam, American University; Xiaobo Zhang, IFPRI; Shenggen Fan, IFPRI (Chair)
    Location: 

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

    Is China a rogue donor? Media reports about huge aid packages, land-grabbing, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world have sparked fierce debates. China's tradition of secrecy fuels rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities in China's growing embrace. This seminar will assess what China is doing and how the Chinese are doing it.

  • Date: 
    May 3, 2010
    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm You are invited to join us for a light lunch at beginning at 11:30 am

    Agricultural Price Distortions, Inequality, and Poverty

    Presenter(s): 
    Speakers: Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and World Bank; Will Martin, World Bank; David Orden, IFPRI; Chairs: Justin Y. Lin, World Bank; Maximo Torero, IFPRI
    Location: 

    Westin Grand Hotel
    2350 M Street NW (23rd and M streets)
    Washington, DC

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    April 8, 2010
    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm. You are invited to join us for a light lunch beginning at 11:45 am

    The New Politics of Food & Farming

    Presenter(s): 
    Speaker: Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley College; Commentator: Regina Birner, IFPRI; Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
    Location: 

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