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The Second Global Conference on Biofortification

27 Mar, 2014 15:43

Yassir Islam | Tel: +1 202 862-5602 | Email: y.islam@cgiar.org


Serena Hotel
Kigali, Rwanda

The Second Global Conference on Biofortification is designed to be a consultation with major stakeholders who can help mainstream biofortification as a nutrition and public health intervention. It will explore some of the most critical challenge areas and possible solutions related to the scaling up and mainstreaming of biofortification. There will also be an opportunity to visit Rwandan communities growing nutritious crops.

The consultation will be an interactive forum to engage and learn from researchers and policymakers, farmers and businesspeople alike.

Categories: external events

Agricultural Transformation in Central Asia

24 Mar, 2014 14:20

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia will host a Research Conference on Agricultural Policy and Food Security in Central Asia, to unveil IFPRI's new Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program and to engage national policymakers, researchers, and development partners in its research and capacity-building activities.

Categories: external events

Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

27 Feb, 2014 17:41
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):  Chair: Gwendolyn Stansbury, Division Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Division | Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow & Deputy Director for the Global Economy & Development Program, Brookings Institution | Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute | Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future and Acting Assistant to the Administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. Contact/RSVP: 

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


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

Central to the discussions of the post-2015 agenda is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate hunger and undernutrition— and that it can be done by 2025.

Categories: external events

Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security in the Post-2015 Agenda

25 Jan, 2014 08:11
Time:  07:00 am to 8:30 am Presenter(s):  Chair: Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development | Moderator: Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute | Panelists: Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme; David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Food Security and Nutrition, United Nations; Gerda Verburg, Chair, Committee on World Food Security Location: 

World Food Programme Tent, Davos

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, policy discussions on the Post-2015 development agenda, including the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have gained strong momentum. These discussions put sustainable development at the center and give focus to the goal of eradicating extreme poverty. The goal of eliminating hunger and ensuring food and nutrition security is equally important.

Categories: external events

Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity

24 Jan, 2014 20:43
Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST; registration begins at 8:00 am.

Presenter(s):  Summit Moderator: Frank Sesno, George Washington University | Speakers: Shenggen Fan,IFPRI | Mark Rosegrant, IFPRI | Guillaume Gruere, OECD | Robert Carlson, World Farmers Organization | Johannes Linn, Brookings Institution | Tom Campbell, CNFA | Ruth Meinzen-Dick, IFPRI | Judy Chambers, IFPRI Contact/RSVP: 

Nilar Chit Tun — (202) 627-4396; Email: n.chittun@cgiar.org


Newseum, Freedom Forum Entrance
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
& Webcast Live at IFPRI.org

An IFPRI Agricultural Technology Summit
Categories: external events

The Zero Hunger Challenge

23 Jan, 2014 01:46
Time:  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

Presenter(s):  Chair: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Panelists: Jomo Kwame Sundaram, FAO | Nabeeha Mujeeb Kazi, Community for Zero Hunger | Richard Greene, USAID | Sam Worthington, InterAction Contact/RSVP: 

Simone Hill-Lee | s.hill-lee@cgiar.org | 202-862-8107


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

Event organized by IFPRI, FAO, and Community for Zero Hunger
Categories: external events