Past Events

  • Date: 
    December 7, 2010
    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.

    Linking Agriculture, Health, and Nutrition

    Obstacles and Potentials

    Presenter(s): 
    Fawzi Al-Sultan, Chair of the IFPRI Board of Trustees; Marie Ruel, Director of the Poverty, Hunger, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI; Kabba Joiner, Former Director General of the West African Health Organization; Prabhu Pingali, Deputy Director, Agriculture Policy and Statistics Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
    Location: 

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

    Agricultural policies influence the quantity and quality of foods farmers produce, as well as the portfolio of crops they grow and the production methods they use. Thus, agricultural policies have a clear impact on human health and nutrition. In turn, health and nutrition policies can affect agriculture by influencing whether farmers and their families are healthy and strong enough to do the labor required on their farms.

  • Date: 
    December 1, 2010
    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.

    Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050

    Scenarios, Results, Policy Options

    Presenter(s): 
    Mark Rosegrant, IFPRI; Sherman Robinson, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
    Location: 

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

    Feeding a growing world population, likely to reach 9 billion by 2050, poses an unprecedented challenge to human ingenuity. Most of these additional people will be born in developing countries, where the population is projected to reach nearly 8 billion by 2050. As the incomes of these people rise, they will demand more and higher-quality food. Even in the best of circumstances, sustainably satisfying this increased demand for crops and livestock will be an enormous challenge.

  • Date: 
    November 19, 2010
    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.

    Nourishing Plants and People

    New Insights on How Fertilizers Affect Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health

    Presenter(s): 
    Luc Maene, Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association; Tom Bruulsema, Director of the Northeast Region, International Plant Nutrition Institute; Ross Welch, Plant Physiologist and Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS Robert W. Holley Research Center for Agriculture and Health
    Location: 

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

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  • Date: 
    November 4, 2010
    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

    20th Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture

    Nutrition Repositioned in the Development Agenda? Current Prospects for Scaling-Up Nutrition Outcomes

    Presenter(s): 
    David Nabarro, Special Representative for Food Security & Nutrition, United Nations
    Location: 

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

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

    Understanding the Interactions between Agriculture and Health

    Presenter(s): 
    Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Cornell University; Robert Bos Coordinator, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Health, World Health Organization
    Location: 

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

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  • 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.