Past Events

  • Date: 
    April 17, 2013
    4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT (A cocktail reception will immediately follow the event at 5:30 pm); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    DuPont Agriculture Development Roundtable Series

    Agriculture Value Chains and the Role of the Private Sector

    Presenter(s): 
    Speakers: Demba Ba, Director, The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB); James C. Borel, Executive Vice President, DuPont; Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Frannie A. Léautier, Executive Secretary, The Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF); Moderated by: John Heller, Senior Director, Synergos
    Location: 

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

    Inaugural event in the 2013 DuPont Agriculture Development Roundtable Series

    IFPRI is pleased to host the first discussion in this series aimed at fostering action among public and private entities to address the global challenge of feeding nine billion people.

  • Date: 
    April 11, 2013 - April 12, 2013

    Food Security Futures I

    Research Priorities for the 21st Century

    Location: 

    Dublin, Ireland

    The first Food Security Futures conference will bring together senior researchers from CGIAR and FAO to present their perspectives on research priorities for the 21st century. The conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland, the week before the EU Presidency (held the by Irish government) Meeting on ‘Hunger – Nutrition – Climate Justice: Making Connections for a More Sustainable World’, 15-16 April 2013.

  • Date: 
    March 14, 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.

    Launch of IFPRI’s 2012 Global Food Policy Report

    Presenter(s): 
    Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI; Mary Bohman, Administrator of the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture; Michael Elliott, President and CEO of ONE; Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute
    Location: 

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

    In 2012, the world food system continued to be in a vulnerable position. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, even the modest goal of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. A number of countries made important and promising changes in food-related policies, and the global community made noteworthy commitments to strengthen aspects of food security. What remains is for these commitments to be translated into action.

  • Date: 
    March 4, 2013
    8:45-13:00 (7:45-12:00 GMT)

    Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Crises and Shocks

    Une agriculture résiliente face aux crises et aux chocs

    Location: 

    European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
    Rue Belliard 99-101, room JDE 62
    Brussels – Belgium

    Brussels Development Briefing, organized by CTA in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat, the EC/DEVCO, Concord and IFPRI

    Which are the key challenges posed to strengthen resilience in agriculture?

    This Briefing will discuss the concept and approaches to resilience and highlight proven approaches and instruments around some key areas of special benefit to the small-scale farmers in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

  • Date: 
    January 22, 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

    The State of Food & Agriculture 2012

    Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General IFPRI; Speakers: Sarah Lowder, Economist, FAO; Michele McNabb, President, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa; Tewodaj Mogues, Research Fellow, IFPRI; Keith Wiebe, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Development Economics Division, FAO.
    Location: 

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

    US Launch of The State of Food and Agriculture 2012, hosted by The International Food Policy Research Institute, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa

  • Date: 
    December 7, 2012
    12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EST; Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

    Harnessing Agricultural Innovation for Transformative Impact

    IFPRI Special Event with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

    Presenter(s): 
    Speaker: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator United States Agency for International Development
    Location: 

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

    You are cordially invited to join us for a special discussion with Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID.

  • Date: 
    December 4, 2012
    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

    22nd Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

    Public-Private Partnerships Innovating to End Malnutrition

    Presenter(s): 
    Speaker: Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. Concluding Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI. Chair: Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair, IFPRI Board of Trustees
    Location: 

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

    Today, 1 billion people are undernourished and 2 billion are micronutrient deficient. The potential of the private sector to eradicate malnutrition is enormous, but requires an enabling environment featuring the right mix of public policies, regulations, and investments. Innovations in public-private partnership have already achieved some success.

  • Date: 
    November 7, 2012
    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

    Food Security and Development in the Arab World

    In Transition?

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications; Clemens Breisinger, Economist & Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance, IFPRI; Caroline Freund, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank; Nadim Khouri, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia
    Location: 

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

    While the Arab Awakening has brought much change and opportunity, the region remains highly vulnerable to shocks that contribute to food insecurity—one of the triggers of the uprisings. Stability hinges on Arab governments’ ability to accelerate economic growth, create jobs, and reduce poverty; their citizens will be closely watching progress on these indicators—as will the entire world.

  • Date: 
    October 23, 2012
    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 New Path Forward

    Agriculture and Food Security Strategy for South Sudan

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI; Speakers: H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, National Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in the Republic of South Sudan; Shahidur Rashid, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; David Hegwood, Senior Food Security Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development
    Location: 

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

    IFPRI is honored to welcome the H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, Agriculture and Forestry Minister of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.

  • Date: 
    October 18, 2012
    7:00 to 8:00 am

    2012 Global Hunger Index Launch Event

    The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security Under Land, Water & Energy Stresses

    Presenter(s): 
    Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch International Food Policy Research Institute; Speakers: Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute; Margaret Catley-Carlson, World Economic Forum Advisory Council on Water; Commentators: Connell Foley, Concern Worldwide; Mathias Mogge, Welthungerhilfe
    Location: 

    Downtown Des Moines Marriott, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs Rooms

    The Global Hunger Index is a comprehensive measure of hunger worldwide and by country and region. Although the proportion of hungry people around the world has declined since 1990, global hunger remains at a level characterized as “serious.” Global Hunger Index scores vary greatly across regions and countries.