Past Events

  • Date: 
    October 14, 2010
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

    2010 Global Hunger Index: Book Release

    Presenter(s): 
    Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute; Beatriz da Silveira Pinheiro, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA); M. S. Swaminathan, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation; Chair: Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
    Location: 

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

    Abstract

    Hunger and malnutrition severely impede global progress: undernutrition during the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to age two) is not only one of the leading contributors of global hunger, but also has largely irreversible consequences for health, productivity, and economic performance.

  • Date: 
    September 29, 2010
    12:15pm-1:45pm (a light lunch will be served at 11:45am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    Communications and Development

    Making Knowledge Available to Policy and Practice

    Presenter(s): 
    Mike Powell, IKM Emergent
    Location: 

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

    What information and knowledge are used in the international development sector? How is this information received, handled, and expressed? What possibilities for change arise in the way we understand our work and communicate with others if we make the best use of informational developments?

    This seminar will explore the challenges faced by development organizations trying to improve the use of research in policy formation. In particular, it will address the implications for information and communications management in a broad, continuously changing field.

  • Date: 
    September 28, 2010
    12:15pm-1:45pm (a light lunch will be served at 11:45am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    The Concept of Inclusive Growth

    and its Policy Relevance for Asia and the Pacific

    Presenter(s): 
    Dr. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Asian Development Bank
    Location: 

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

  • Date: 
    August 24, 2010 - August 26, 2010
  • Date: 
    July 16, 2010
    12:15pm to 1:45pm (a light lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am)

    U.S. Foreign Policy and Rural Women

    A Gender Integration Approach to Diplomacy and Development

    Presenter(s): 
    Cindy Huang, Feed the Future; Wenchi Yu, U.S. Department of State
    Location: 

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

    Abstract

    The U.S. Department of State and USAID have made gender equality a priority in their development and diplomacy efforts. As a flagship initiative, Feed the Future is an example of how this priority is being operationalized through policies and investments targeting rural women.

  • 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.