Past Events

  • Date: 
    April 17, 2009
    11:30am - 12:30pm

    Controversial Issues on the Role of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Nutrition

    19th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture and Luncheon

    Presenter(s): 
    Santiago Levy, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
    Location: 

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

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    April 8, 2009
    3:30-5:00 pm

    Overcoming Infrastructure Challenges to Africa’s Rural Development

    Presenter(s): 
    Vivian Foster, the World Bank and Máximo Torero, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Chair: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    March 27, 2009
    10:30am – 12:00pm - Lunch to follow

    Securing a Place for Agriculture at the International Climate Change Negotiations

    Presenter(s): 
    Gerald Nelson, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Siphiwe Mkhize, Minister of Agriculture, Embassy of South Africa; Ian Noble, Lead Climate Specialist, World Bank; Chair - Mark Rosegrant, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    4th Floor Conference Room

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    January 13, 2009
    3:30-5:00 pm

    Is It Inevitable That Foreign Aid Can No Longer Reduce Overall Poverty Levels?

    Commentary from 55 Years of Experience

    Presenter(s): 
    John Mellor
    Location: 

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

    In most Asian countries, the proportion of the population in poverty has declined dramatically. Poverty reduction was most rapid in the 1970s and 1980s during the Green Revolution, and was greatly assisted by foreign aid. Sub-Saharan Africa also experienced a decade of declining poverty levels – primarily in the 1960s.

  • Date: 
    December 2, 2008

    Regional Dialogue on "Renewed Policy Action for the Poorest and Hungry in South Asia"

    Location: 

    New Delhi, India

    Supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

    As part of its continuing efforts to facilitate international consultation on the needed actions to address this challenge, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized a one-day regional dialogue on “Renewed Policy Action for the Poorest and Hungry in South Asia” on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 in New Delhi, India.

    Conference website

  • Date: 
    November 20, 2008

    Building Prosperity in Rural Uganda

    Knowledge Needs for Agricultural Policy and Program Design

    Presenter(s): 
    USSP Workshop
    Location: 

    Kampala, Uganda

    The first Uganda Strategy Support Program (USSP) workshop will bring together key stakeholders in the agriculture sector of Uganda and in public sector planning agencies to discuss the current knowledge base for agricultural development, and future research needs for strong sectoral economic growth and broad poverty reduction in the country.

  • Date: 
    November 10, 2008 - November 11, 2008

    Capacity Development for Agriculture and Rural Sectors: Lessons and Future Directions

    Presenter(s): 
    Co-sponsored by InWEnt Capacity Building International and The International Food Policy Research Institute
    Location: 

    Feldafing, Germany

    Strengthening local capacities and institutions remains a major challenge for the effective design and implementation of agricultural and rural development programs and policies in developing countries. Sustainable capacity development is also central to making aid work on the ground. Three factors have motivated InWEnt Capacity Building International and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to collaborate and organize a workshop on capacity development in agriculture and rural development.

  • Date: 
    October 21, 2008 - October 22, 2008

    Maximizing the Impact of Agricultural Research in Africa

    A Workshop on Research Communication

    Location: 

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Co-sponsored by the Global Development Network (GDN), Overseas Development Institute (ODI), World Bank Institute (WBI), and IFPRI.

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    October 14, 2008
    3:30 - 5:00pm

    Fifty Years of Distortion in World Food Markets

    Presenter(s): 
    Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and World Bank & Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Inter-American Development Bank
    Location: 

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

    Three quarters of the world’s poor are farmers in developing countries. Their earnings from farming have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies as well as by governments of richer countries favoring their farmers with import barriers and subsidies. Both sets of policies worsened from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, reducing national and global economic welfare and increasing inequality and poverty. The situation has improved over the past 20 years, but many trade-reducing distortions remain. Some developing countries have become agricultural protectionists.

  • Date: 
    September 17, 2008 - September 18, 2008

    Achieving Food and Nutrition Security in DRC

    Immediate Actions and Long Term Investments in Agriculture

    Location: 

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Abstract

    Although the Democratic Republic of Congo has long been known for its abundance of natural resources, especially its mineral riches, little attention has been given to the country’s vast, but untapped, agricultural potential. If this potential is unleashed, the DRC could significantly reduce poverty, hunger, and malnutrition throughout the country, and also become a long-term supplier of food for many other parts of Africa.