Past Events

  • Date: 
    June 2, 2011
    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

    Evidence-Based Policymaking

    Challenges, Methods, and Innovations in Assessing Policy Influence

    Presenter(s): 
    Fred Carden, Director of the Evaluation Unit, International Development Research Centre, Canada; John Hoddinott, Senior Research Fellow & Deputy Director, Poverty Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI; John Young, Deputy Director, Overseas Development Institute, UK
    Location: 

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

    Research is an important component in the policymaking process. High-quality, policy-oriented research can improve public policy in developing countries and have significant payoffs in terms of economic growth, hunger and poverty reduction, and other development goals. Thoroughly assessing this research is legitimate and in the interest of all stakeholders involved. However, drawing a direct line between research and the results of a complex policymaking process presents a significant challenge.

  • Date: 
    May 17, 2011
    15:00 - 17:30 p.m

    Launch of IFPRI Office for West and Central Africa

    Location: 

    Dakar, Senegal

    The IFPRI West and Central Africa Office will host an official opening ceremony at its new premises in Dakar, Senegal, on May 17, 2011. This event will bring together a broad range of participants, including dignitaries from the governments of Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria; representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), other CGIAR centers in West Africa, subregional research organizations, and professional organizations; and members of Senegal’s academic, development, and private sector community.

  • Date: 
    May 10, 2011 - May 11, 2011

    Economic Transformation in Africa

    Location: 

    Accra, Ghana

    Cosponsored by IFPRI and the University of Ghana

    Many African countries are currently undergoing a major transformation in economic structure and location of economic activity, from rural agriculture-based economies to more diversified economies with much larger urban industrial and service sectors. This transition tends to go hand in hand with economic development. However, there is a growing controversy over whether rapid urbanization should be encouraged or prevented.

  • Date: 
    April 20, 2011

    Climate Change, Price Volatility, and Food Security

    Perspectives from Southeast Asia

    Location: 

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    International workshop organized by IFPRI and hosted by the Indonesian National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction and Ministry of Agriculture

  • Date: 
    April 14, 2011
    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

    Leveraging Agriculture to Improve Human Nutrition

    Prospects for Golden Rice

    Presenter(s): 
    Howarth Bouis, Director, HarvestPlus (a joint IFPRI/CIAT initiative); Peter Beyer, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany; Gerard Barry, Golden Rice Project Leader, International Rice Research Institute; Adrian Dubock, Project Director, Golden Rice.
    Location: 

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

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO PROGRAM

    Dr. Ingo Potrykus and Dr. S. R. Rao regret that they will be unable to join the seminar due to extenuating circumstances. The revised program is given in the abstract below.

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    April 7, 2011
    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.

    African Agricultural Research and Development

    Progress, Challenges, Opportunities

    Presenter(s): 
    Nienke Beintema, IFPRI; Eugene Terry, WARDA (Ret.); Greg Traxler, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Location: 

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

  • Date: 
    February 10, 2011 - February 12, 2011

    Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

    Location: 

    New Delhi, India

    How can the potential of agriculture be unleashed to reduce malnutrition and ill health?

  • 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

    Abstract