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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.

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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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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
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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Workshop on Biofuels and Food Security Interactions

IFPRI events - 3 Jul, 2014 19:19
Contact/RSVP: 

Inquiries and expressions of interest can be sent to: BioFuelandFoodSecurityWorkshop@cgiar.org

Location: 

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

The purpose of the workshop is to explore current and future interactions between biofuels and food security, and elaborate learnings from analysis and field experience relevant for project developers, researchers and policy-makers. The workshop is organized around a six discussion topics and is designed to encourage discussion among participants. We aim to identify where consensus lies regarding key barriers, gaps and opportunities related to (a) the assessment of biofuel-food security interactions and (b) recommendations for future research and implementation.

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21st Century Agricultural Policies

IFPRI events - 1 Jul, 2014 16:01
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):  Welcome: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff | Chair: Kim Elliott, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development | Speakers: Jean-Christophe Bureau, Professor, AgroParis Tech; Carl Zulauf, Professor, Ohio State University; David Orden, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI & Professor, Virginia Tech | Discussants: Shahid Rashid, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI; Vince Smith, Professor, Montana State University & Director of Agricultural Policy Research, American Enterprise Institute | 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

With the 2013 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the US Agricultural Act of 2014, two major actors in world markets with longstanding high levels of farm support have set their assistance programs for agriculture for the first fifth of the 21st century. They have chosen divergent paths.

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Mechanization and Agricultural Transformation in Asia and Africa

IFPRI events - 12 Jun, 2014 18:10
Location: 

Beijing, China

The International Food Policy Research Institute and The National School of Development at Peking University are jointly organizing a workshop on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa in Beijing.

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Berlin Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI events - 9 Jun, 2014 16:55
Time:  11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

Presenter(s):  Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head 2020 Vision Initiative and Chief of Staff, IFPRI | Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Stefan Schmitz, Head of the Unit: "A world without hunger", Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) | Rafaël Schneider, Deputy Head of Policy and External Relations, German Agro Action | Tassilo Galitz, Senior Manager Public/Government Affairs Europe Crop Protection, BASF | Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development Institute (DIE) | Opening and closing remarks: Hans-Joachim Preuss, Managing Director, German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH Contact/RSVP: 

IFPRI-Report@conferences-berlin.de

Location: 

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Reichpietschufer 20
10785 Berlin Germany

Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, will introduce the recent report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Global Food and Development Policy (2013 Global Food Policy Report) in Germany. The report analyzes key trends and events of global food and development policies of the past year. He will highlight new research results and findings, and examine key challenges and opportunities. Additionally Shenggen will discuss a program of action for the coming years.

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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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