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2014 Global Hunger Index Twitter Chat

IFPRI events - 10 Oct, 2014 20:09
Time:  10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT Presenter(s):  Connell Foley, Director of Strategy at Concern Worldwide | Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Director Policy and External Relations, Welthungerhilfe | Doris Wiesmann, Independent Consultant Location: 

Online

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Hidden hunger is the central theme of the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe. For the ninth straight year of calculating the Index, global hunger has improved overall, falling by 39 percent since 1990. Meanwhile, 26 countries have cut their GHI scores by more than half during this period.

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Together for Nutrition 2014

IFPRI events - 25 Sep, 2014 14:13
Location: 

New Delhi, India

POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) and Transform Nutrition are pleased to announce the conference Together for Nutrition 2014: Working Across Sectors to Improve Nutrition in India, which will be held October 29–30, 2014, in New Delhi.

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Conference website

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IFPRI-PRSSP Workshop "Evidence-Based Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh"

IFPRI events - 17 Sep, 2014 21:00
Time:  9:00 am to 5:30 pm Contact/RSVP: 

Nazrul Islam
Tel: +(880-2) 989-8686; 989-3434 | Cell: +88-01711-124621
E-mail: nazrul.islam@cgiar.org

Location: 

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel • Dhaka, Bangladesh

Background

Food and nutrition security depends not only on food production and consumption but also on the policies that affect food systems, from farm to table. Since 1988, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has had a strong presence in Bangladesh, conducting research, providing policy support, and strengthening stakeholders’ capacity. This on-the-ground presence has allowed IFPRI to generate evidence-based research results on critical food and nutrition security issues.

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Innovations in Science and Policy

IFPRI events - 16 Sep, 2014 14:58
Time:  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.

Presenter(s):  Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division, IFPRI | Speakers: Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, USAID | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Robert S. Zeigler, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107.

Location: 

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

IFPRI-IRRI Policy Seminar

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Innovation in Indian Agriculture: Ways Forward

IFPRI events - 8 Sep, 2014 18:00
Location: 

India International Centre
40 Max Mueller Marg
New Delhi – 110003 India

This event is by invitation only

The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC will convene a two-day international conference in New Delhi on December 4-5, 2014 to explore innovative ways of accelerating development in India’s agricultural sector through productivity growth, higher returns to farming, acceleration of poverty reduction, and the improvement of social and economic welfare in rural India.

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Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change and Weather Shocks

IFPRI events - 2 Sep, 2014 15:35
Time:  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.

Presenter(s):  Moderated by: Dan Glickman, Co-chair, Global Agricultural Development Initiative, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Panelists: Rachel Kyte, Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank | Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University | Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, IFPRI. Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107

Location: 

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

As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally. There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to these changing conditions.

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The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014

IFPRI events - 28 Aug, 2014 14:29

Live webcast will be available at:

http://dialogues.cgiar.org/program/

Presenter(s):  H.E. Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria; H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Minister of State for Environment, Peru and UNFCCC COP20 President; Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); Johan Rockström Executive Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre; Frank Rijsberman Chief Executive Officer, CGIAR Consortium Contact/RSVP: 

For more information, please get in touch at dialogues@cgiar.org.

Location: 

New York City at the Faculty House at Columbia University

Abstract

The year 2014 marks an historic opportunity to communicate the importance of research on sustainable agriculture to stakeholders involved in the climate change and development policy processes.

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Boserup and Beyond

IFPRI events - 21 Aug, 2014 17:07
Time:  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.

Presenter(s):  Opening Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI | Speakers: Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI | Thomas Jayne, Professor, International Development Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University | Milu Muyanga, Assistant Professor, International Development Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University. Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107.

Location: 

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

Evidence collected in the above titled special issue of the journal Food Policy shows that rising rural population densities and shrinking farm sizes in large parts of Africa are profoundly affecting farming systems as well as the process of economic transformation. These impacts are largely under-appreciated in the current discourse on development issues in the region.

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CANCELLED: Tackling Soil Health Problems in Africa South of the Sahara

IFPRI events - 11 Jul, 2014 21:36
Time:  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.

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Presenter(s):  Chair: Maximo Torero, Division Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, IFPRI | Speakers: Tekalign Mamo, State Minister of Agriculture, Government of Ethiopia | Joshua Woodard, Assistant Professor & Zaitz Family Faculty Fellow, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University | Shahidur Rashid, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org, 202-862-8107.

Location: 

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

The policy seminar scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm at IFPRI has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience.

Human health and soil health are related. Humans get nutrition from food; food gets nutrition from the soil. This linkage is critically important for food security and for the global food system. In much of Africa south of the Sahara, farmers are harvesting more nutrients from the soil than they are putting in. Both scientists and farmers lack information about soil types and missing soil nutrients.

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GFAR Events

Agrifeeds events - 1 Mar, 2013 11:38
GFAR is a multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to eradicating poverty, achieving food security, and conserving and managing natural resources. It enhances national capacities to generate, adapt and transfer knowledge.
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