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

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.

Categories: external events

Workshop on Biofuels and Food Security Interactions

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.

Categories: external events

21st Century Agricultural Policies

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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Categories: external events

Mechanization and Agricultural Transformation in Asia and Africa

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.

Categories: external events

Berlin Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

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.

Categories: external events

A Post-Bali Food Security Agenda

24 Apr, 2014 19:41
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: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division of IFPRI | Chair: H.S. Dillon, Indonesia's Presidential Special Envoy for Poverty Alleviation | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Stefan Tangermann, Professor Emeritus, University of Gottingen, Germany | Marcelo Regunaga, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Former Secretary of Agriculture, Argentina) | David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI | Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Visiting Senior Research Fellow, 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

Global food markets have turned their attention from demand to supply constraints. In this context, many governments face an acute need to address food security concerns, with some having improved their business models to encourage improved efficiencies while also being mindful of natural resource sustainability. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Ninth Ministerial Conference, which was held last year in Bali, Indonesia, acknowledged that there are a number of options to improve food security that the WTO and the wider international community could consider.

Categories: external events