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Improving Food Systems for Better Lives

25 Jun, 2015 11:23
Jun 2, 2015 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pm UTC Conference Improving Food Systems for Better Lives Nutrition Resilience Food Security

Conference organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Commission (EC), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on June 2, 2015.

Making our food systems more nutritious, resilient…

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Agriculture in Africa -- Telling Facts from Myths

15 Jun, 2015 00:00
Jun 15, 2015 - 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EDT Conference Agriculture in Africa -- Telling Facts from Myths

World Bank-IFPRI conference held June 15, 2015.

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Global Futures for Agriculture Workshop

13 Jun, 2015 21:33
May 29, 2013 - 12:00 am EDT to May 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm EDT Workshop Global Futures for Agriculture Workshop

IFPRI-hosted this workshop of CGIAR’s Global Futures for Agriculture where various stakeholder representatives from IFPRI and 10 other CGIAR centers reviewed the project’s newest strategic foresight methods and the types of technologies being used in the…

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Together for Nutrition 2015

8 Jun, 2015 19:57
Jun 15, 2015 - 09:00 am to 06:00 pm EAT Ethiopia Conference Together for Nutrition 2015

Transform Nutrition, IFPRI’s Ethiopia Strategy Support Program and POSHAN (Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India) are organising this one day conference in Addis Ababa. Bringing together national policy…

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Agriculture in Africa -- Telling Facts from Myths

29 May, 2015 20:08
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

Live streaming video by Ustream

Presenter(s):  Keynote Speakers: Chris Barrett, Cornell University | Gero Carletto, World Bank, Living Standards Measurement Study | Luc Christiaensen, World Bank | Klaus Deininger, World Bank | Makhtar Diop, World Bank Africa Region | Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Francisco Ferreira, World Bank | Ethel Sennhauser, World Bank | Stan Wood, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Contact/RSVP: 

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

• Are women in Africa doing all the farming?
• Can Africa’s postharvest loss really be that high?
• Is input use still dismally low? Is land still abundantly available and land rental non-existent?
• Are Africa’s youth exiting agriculture en masse?

More information

For presentations, video and other related materials please visit the World Bank project page

Come and join us at an IFPRI-World Bank conference featuring 15 revealing Ignite-style presentations. The panel discussions are based on research conducted by an international consortium of universities and international organizations led by the Chief Economist Office of the Africa Region of the World Bank, and are intended to scrutinize conventional wisdom about African agriculture. Co-hosts Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, and Makhtar Diop, Vice President of the Africa Region of the World Bank, will make opening remarks, and the expert panels will reflect on the research findings and their implications.

Registration for this event is now closed. Conference will be streamed in its entirety on this page.

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Achieving Food Security in Africa South of the Sahara Through Food Value Chains

27 May, 2015 15:06
Jun 8, 2015 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm UTC Policy Seminar Southern Africa United Republic of Tanzania Value Chains Food Security Nutrition Policies and Institutions Achieving Food Security in Africa South of the Sahara Through Food Value Chains

Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI | Welcome: Astrid Jakobs de Pádua, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany | Lily Munanka, Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania | Speakers: Khamaldin Mutabazi, Sokoine University of Agriculture SUA in Morogoro…

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Delivering Agricultural Biotechnology to African Farmers

22 May, 2015 16:15
May 19, 2009 - 12:00 am UTC to May 21, 2009 - 12:00 pm UTC Conference Science and Technology Agriculture and Food Production Delivering Agricultural Biotechnology to African Farmers

Co-sponsored by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), and Science Foundations for Livelihoods (Scifode)

This conference provides a unique opportunity for a cross section of…

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Exposing Hidden Hunger

20 May, 2015 20:56
May 30, 2015 - 09:30 am to 04:30 pm UTC Special Event Exposing Hidden Hunger

On Saturday, May 30th, Bread for the World Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), partnering with HelpMeViz, will organize a Vizathon to bring together a variety of professionals to find better ways of using data to tell the…

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What Kinds of Social Safety Net Transfers Work Best for the Rural Ultra Poor?

19 May, 2015 17:55
Time:  9:30-3:35 Location: 

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract

On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research.

Through this research, ultra-poor rural women with small children received food, cash, and nutrition behavior change communication (BCC) training in various combinations. Under the initiative, 4,000 ultra-poor women and their 21,600 family members in the north-western and southern regions of Bangladesh received a monthly transfer for 24 months from May 2012 to April 2014. The objective of the research was to generate definitive evidence on which transfer modalities work best for the ultra-poor in rural Bangladesh and determine their impact on household income, food security, and child nutrition.

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Achieving Food Security in Africa South of the Sahara Through Food Value Chains

18 May, 2015 19:34
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):  Moderator: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI | Welcome: Astrid Jakobs de Pádua, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany | Paul Mwafongo, Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania | Speakers: Khamaldin Mutabazi, Sokoine University of Agriculture SUA in Morogoro, Tanzania | Ephraim Nkonya, IFPRI | Stefan Sieber, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF 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

This seminar will present findings of food and nutrition security research projects in Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) funded by German federal ministries. The presentations will highlight results of the projects, share success stories of food value chains, and outline key policies required to achieve food and nutrition security through the value chain approach.

Presentations Papers

Stefan Sieber will present an overview of German research programs and related projects conducted in SSA. Khamaldin Mutabazi and Ephraim Nkonya will present empirical evidence of both success stories and challenges of the value chain approach in Tanzania, as well as discuss policies that enhance or pose challenges for market development in SSA.

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Exposing Hidden Hunger

14 May, 2015 16:54
Time:  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT Contact/RSVP: 

Washington, DC: Register to attend the HelpMeViz 2015 Vizathon at the Washington, DC site
San Francisco: Register to attend the HelpMeViz 2015 Vizathon at the San Francisco site.
Participate Online: Register to participate in the HelpMeViz Vizathon online from anywhere

Location: 

Bread for the World
425 3rd Street Southwest

Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20024

On Saturday, May 30th, Bread for the World Institute and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), partnering with HelpMeViz, will organize a Vizathon to bring together a variety of professionals to find better ways of using data to tell the story of Hidden Hunger.

The event aims to bring coders, data scientists, researchers, and data visualizers together to help address two important data visualization challenges:

Challenge 1: Exposing Hidden Hunger
Challenge 2: How Hunger is Feeding an Obesity Pandemic

The event will be live blogged on HelpMeViz, and participants from the Washington, DC and San Francisco sites will be able to collaborate via livestream. We invite interested people all over the world to lend their voices and their skills to these challenges. Data will be made available when the event begins, and visualizations, conversations, and comments from both coasts and globally will be posted to the site in real time.

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It Is Time

7 May, 2015 00:00
May 7, 2015 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT Policy Seminar Gender It Is Time

Key findings and policy options - seminar May 7, video now available

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It Is Time

28 Apr, 2015 20:16
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):  Moderator: John McDermott, A4NH, IFPRI | Panel: Mark Blackden, World Bank (Ret.) | Krista Jacobs, USAID Bureau for Food Security | Deborah Johnston, SOAS, University of London & Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) 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

Agricultural development plays a role in improving nutrition. However, time spent on agricultural interventions and practices—especially by women— competes with time needed for resting, childcare, and food preparation, and can have unintended negative consequences for a family’s nutrition.

What interventions are needed to alleviate this additional burden?

Related Resources

This policy seminar will present key findings from a systematic review on agriculture, gendered time use, and nutrition by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) and IFPRI, and will offer a discussion of policy implications and suggested interventions based on the evidence.

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Land Management in Bhutan

14 Apr, 2015 21:09
Mar 18, 2014 - 09:00 am BTT to Apr 14, 2015 - 05:00 pm BTT Country Workshop Bhutan Land Degradation Land Management in Bhutan

Land degradation and the response in the form of sustainable land management practices are alive and well in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The Workshop on Assessing the Economic Benefits of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Bhutan took place March 18 in…

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Addressing the Challenges to Ending Global Hunger

7 Apr, 2015 15:47
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):  Elizabeth Buckingham, Secretary's Office of Global Food Security, US Department of State | Shenggen Fan, IFPRI | Rick Leach, World Food Program USA | Moderated by: Roger Thurow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 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

Today there are 805 million chronically undernourished people in our world. While this figure is far too high, it also reflects great progress. In the past decade alone, extreme poverty has been cut in half and 100 million people have escaped from hunger—a result of the combined efforts of governments, civil society organizations, world leaders, and especially hungry people themselves. The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) and 2015 Roadmap Policy Brief both examine the current state of global hunger and discuss strategies that will help improve U.S. policies and enable global hunger and malnutrition targets to be met.

Related Publications

This panel will discuss the GHI and Policy Brief’s findings as well as successes and failures in hunger reduction and the use of smart strategies which aim to make food insecurity a problem of the past. The presentations will include a call to action for the audience to support and advocate for the four main Roadmap Recommendations.

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Launch of IFPRI's 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

18 Mar, 2015 00:00
Mar 18, 2015 - 04:30 pm to 05:15 pm EDT Special Event Agriculture and Food Production Nutrition Food Security Launch of IFPRI's 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

The 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship publication, puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. The report calls for a renewed focus on middle…

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