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International Food Policy Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of CGIAR, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development. read less
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Famines and Fragility: Making humanitarian, developmental, and peacebuilding responses work
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Famines and Fragility: Making humanitarian, developmental, and peacebuilding responses work
CGIAR SEMINAR SERIES Famines and Fragility: Making humanitarian, developmental, and peacebuilding responses work Co-organized by IFPRI, CGIAR, and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 14:30 TO 16:15 CET JUN 11, 2024 - 9:30 TO 11:15AM EDT Globally, the number of people facing crisis-level or worse acute food insecurity has more than doubled since 2017. The 2024 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC), which informs the Global Network Against Food Crises on where humanitarian and developmental assistance is most needed, reported 282 million people in 59 food crisis countries faced crisis-levels of acute food insecurity and more than 700,000 people suffered famine in 2023. These numbers have increased with the crises in Gaza, Sudan, and Haiti. Conflict and fragility are major drivers of food crises, often compounded by weather extremes and economic shocks. Sound understanding of these drivers and of the structural factors underlying fragility is needed for timely and appropriate crisis responses and for preventative action. However, no one size fits all. Food crisis conditions and drivers vary greatly across countries, and crisis responders continue to face challenges to effective action along the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding (HDP) nexus. As the sixth policy seminar in the CGIAR series on Strengthening Food Systems Resilience, this seminar will take stock of what we know about key drivers of protracted food crises and persistent fragility and about the obstacles to successful HDP action. Speakers will discuss: recent trends in acute food insecurity and their causes; the severity and dynamics of acute malnutrition in rapidly developing food crises, with a focus on new methods of collecting evidence; building resilience to economic shocks in fragile, conflict-affected food crisis countries; and ways to adapt humanitarian assistance, social protection, and livelihood rebuilding programs for fragile contexts with vast numbers of displaced people. Opening Remarks Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI and Managing Director, Systems Transformation Science Group, CGIAR Hendrik Denker, Deputy Head of Division 123, Food and Nutrition Security, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Panel I - Protracted Food Crises: How to break the vicious circle of conflict, climate shocks and economic crises? Global Food Crises and Fragility: Trends and drivers Sara McHattie, Global Coordinator, Food Security Information Network (FSIN) Anticipating and Dealing with Food Crisis Risks: The role of preventative lending windows Sarah Simons, Program Manager, Partnerships & Quality Team, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank Addressing Food Crises Through the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding (HDP) Nexus: Challenges and opportunities Mia Beers, Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Panel II – Lessons for Research and Policy from Four Hotspots of Hunger, Famine, and Fragility Famine in Gaza: Questions for food crisis risk monitoring and preventive action in fragile and conflict-ridden contexts Rob Vos, Director Markets, Trade, and Institutions, IFPRI Methodological Innovations for Understanding Myanmar’s Current Food Crisis and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Sudan’s Imminent Famine: What do we know and what can be done to prevent a major humanitarian disaster? Khalid Siddig, Senior Research Fellow, and Sudan Country Strategy Support Program Leader, IFPRI Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/famines-and-fragility-making-humanitarian-developmental-and-peacebuilding-responses-work Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Tackling the Hidden Costs of our Food Systems
Jun 5 2024
Tackling the Hidden Costs of our Food Systems
HYBRID POLICY SEMINAR Tackling the Hidden Costs of our Food Systems Co-organized by IFPRI, The Food System Economics Commission (FSEC), and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) JUN 6, 2024 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT Food systems provide important benefits to the global population, not only providing food but also supporting livelihoods for more than one billion people around the globe. However, food systems also encompass hidden environmental, health, and social costs, estimated to be at least $10 trillion per year, as mapped out in two separate seminal reports from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Food System Economics Commission (FSEC). Please join us for a discussion on these hidden costs of food systems and the remedies to reduce this economic burden, while moving toward more sustainable, health-promoting, and socially inclusive food systems. Speakers include experts involved in FAO’s report, The State of Food and Agriculture 2023, and FSEC’s Global Policy Report, The Economics of the Food System Transformation. Additional food system experts will delineate the hidden costs of food systems and examine transformative approaches for reducing them. Open and Welcome Remarks | Setting the Scene Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI and Managing Director, Systems Transformation Science Group, CGIAR Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FAO SOFA report Andrea Cattaneo, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) FSEC Global Policy Report Findings Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi, Director, Food System Economics Commission (FSEC) The Role of Diets in Reducing Food System's Hidden Costs Jessica Fanzo, Professor of Climate and Food at Columbia University Addressing Obstacles to Food Systems Transformation Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Unit (DSG), IFPRI Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: hhttps://www.ifpri.org/event/tackling-hidden-costs-our-food-systems Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Understanding the New Dynamics of Agrifood Trade, Perspectives by Pascal Lamy
May 30 2024
Understanding the New Dynamics of Agrifood Trade, Perspectives by Pascal Lamy
SPECIAL EVENT Understanding the New Dynamics of Agrifood Trade, Perspectives by Pascal Lamy Co-hosted jointly by IFPRI and Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) MAY 30, 2024 - 2:30 TO 4:00PM EDT Geopolitical tensions, as well as conflicts at the regional, national, and local levels, climate change and sustainability challenges, and the troubling rise in the number of malnourished people worldwide form part of the complex web of factors shaping agrifood dynamics, and in turn, trade policies and negotiations. Please join us for a lecture by IFPRI Board Chair Pascal Lamy, a foremost expert in international trade matters, who served as the European Union’s Trade Commissioner and as the World Trade Organization’s Director General. In examining past, present, and possible future dynamics of agrifood trade, Lamy will focus on evolving implications for developing countries and set forth potential approaches to aligning trade policies with the imperatives of sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security, and poverty reduction. The lecture will be followed by comments from a panel of international trade experts and a Q&A session. Opening Remarks Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI; Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR Marcus Noland, Director General, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Keynote Speaker Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization (2005–2013); President emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute International Trade Expert Panel Mary Lovely, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Mari Elka Pangestu, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Sherman Robinson, Research Fellow Emeritus, IFPRI Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/understanding-new-dynamics-agri-food-trade-perspectives-pascal-lamy Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
2024 Global Food Policy Report
May 29 2024
2024 Global Food Policy Report
Despite significant progress in addressing hunger, malnutrition remains a major challenge in all regions of the world. Unhealthy diets are a major driver of all forms of malnutrition, including undernutrition, overweight and obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies, as well as diet-related noncommunicable diseases. Worldwide, as many as 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet. The imperative to transform our food systems to ensure sustainable healthy diets for all has never been stronger; meaningful change will require that we deploy high-impact, evidence-based solutions in context-specific ways that are adaptable, dynamic, and equitable. IFPRI’s 2024 Global Food Policy Report on Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Nutrition presents policy and governance solutions to strengthen diet quality and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries, and examines priorities for future research on food systems for better nutrition. Drawing on a substantial body of research on diets, agriculture, and food systems from IFPRI and CGIAR, in partnership with colleagues around the world, the report emphasizes the critical need to focus on diets that benefit both people and the planet. It explores how demand-side approaches can support healthy dietary choices, the need to invest in improving affordability, and ways to strengthen food environments to support healthy diets. The report also highlights supply-side ways to improve diets, including increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables and assessing the role of animal-source foods, and discusses how effective governance can help achieve change. For each of the world’s major regions, the report identifies critical challenges and opportunities for contextually relevant actions to deliver healthy diets and nutrition for all. Following a presentation of the report’s key findings and recommendations by IFPRI’s leading researchers in diets and nutrition, a distinguished panel of partners and experts will discuss the report. Remarks will focus on challenges and opportunities to transform food systems so that everyone everywhere can reap the benefits of sustainable healthy diets. Opening and Report Launch Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI and Managing Director, Systems Transformation Science Group, CGIAR Deanna Olney, Director, Nutrition, Diets, and Health (NDH), IFPRI Selected findings from the 2024 GFPR Opportunities and Challenges of Using a Food Systems Framework Marie Ruel, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Demand-side Determinants and Solutions Sunny Kim, Research Fellow, IFPRI Food Environments for Better Nutrition Gabriela Fretes, Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI Enabling Environments Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Panel Reflections Moderated by Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI Soumya Swaminathan, Chairperson, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), India Namukolo Covic, Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia, CGIAR Ethiopia Country Convenor and CGIAR Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ethiopia Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Food Policy, Cornell University Lynnette Neufeld, Director, Food and Nutrition Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), Italy Shelly Sundberg, Interim Director, Agricultural Development, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Closing Reflections Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/improving-diets-and-nutrition-through-food-systems-what-will-it-take Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Globalization of the Bioeconomy: Recent Trends and Drivers of Bioeconomy Programs and Policies
May 7 2024
Globalization of the Bioeconomy: Recent Trends and Drivers of Bioeconomy Programs and Policies
HYBRID POLICY SEMINAR Globalization of the Bioeconomy: Recent Trends and Drivers of Bioeconomy Programs and Policies Co-organized by IFPRI, International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IACGB) and CGIAR MAY 7, 2024 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EDT The bioeconomy approach to sustainable development holds great promise in reducing dependence on fossil fuels, addressing climate change, and promoting resource-use efficiency, thereby stimulating economic growth, enabling innovation, and improving food security. The bioeconomy is the production, utilization, conservation, and regeneration of biological resources, including related knowledge, science, technology, and innovation, to provide sustainable solutions (information, products, processes, and services) within and across all economic sectors and enable a transformation to a sustainable economy. Multilateral organizations have intensified their engagement in, and for, the bioeconomy. Under India’s lead in 2023, the G20 drew attention to the bioeconomy and, in 2024, Brazil put the bioeconomy prominently on the G20 agenda. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) included bioeconomy in its most recent science strategy. At the same time, national bioeconomy strategies are emerging to shape multisectoral approaches to climate neutrality, food and nutrition security, improved health, economic growth, and other objectives aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. In April 2024, the International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IACGB) released a new policy review in preparation for the Global Bioeconomy Summit in October 2024. The new report analyzes bioeconomy policy trends and their determinants, and highlights the growing importance of the bioeconomy as a key enabler and solution provider to global sustainability challenges across various sectors and dimensions of society. Importantly, the report identifies international and multilateral cooperation as a key building block. The report—and the growing body of research on the bioeconomy—emphasizes the opportunities to advance innovation and facilitate the rise of a bio-based industry and manufacturing, sustainable and regenerative agriculture, human health, and circular bio-based economies. This seminar will spotlight key findings from the IACBG report and explore the role of the bioeconomy in addressing food security, nutrition and diets, and poverty reduction in low- and middle-income countries. Please join us on May 7, 2024, at the International Food Policy Research Institute (in-person or online) for an exciting seminar on the globalization of the bioeconomy. Welcome Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Keynote Speaker Joachim von Braun, Distinguished Professor for Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn University Panel Discussion Julius Ecuru, Principal Scientist and Manager, Research Innovation Coordination Units, BioInnovate Africa Programme, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR (Video Remarks) Mary E. Maxon, Executive Director, BioFutures Hugo Alexander Chavarría Miranda, Program Manager for Innovation and Bioeconomy, and Executive Secretary Latin American Bioeconomy Network, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) (Video Remarks) Moderator David Spielman, Director, Innovation Policy, and Scaling (IPS), IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/globalization-bioeconomy-recent-trends-and-drivers-bioeconomy-programs-and-policies Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Sudan at a Crossroads: Food Systems, Hunger, and Humanitarian Aid During Civil Conflict
May 2 2024
Sudan at a Crossroads: Food Systems, Hunger, and Humanitarian Aid During Civil Conflict
HYBRID POLICY SEMINAR Sudan at a Crossroads: Food Systems, Hunger, and Humanitarian Aid During Civil Conflict MAY 2, 2024 - 10:00 TO 11:30AM EDT In April 2023, Sudan descended into a violent civil war that has displaced more than 8 million people, destroyed critical infrastructure, and left half the country’s population in need of humanitarian assistance. More than one year later, the unresolved conflict threatens agricultural production, agroprocessing, and trade, exacerbating Sudan’s status as a failed state. Sudan’s trajectory is therefore relevant for the broader community of scholars and practitioners working to enhance food systems and food security in fragile states facing complex humanitarian emergencies. This IFPRI policy seminar will reflect on urgent data, analytical, and policy needs to mitigate food insecurity and revitalize food systems in Sudan. Several interrelated issues will be addressed, including options for policy engagement in the absence of a legitimate government, the viability of balancing immediate humanitarian needs with longer-term investments in agricultural development, and possible post-conflict scenarios that might affect priority-setting for the food system. The event will bring together researchers from IFPRI’s Sudan country program, conflict analysts, humanitarian donors, and country experts in a hybrid format. Welcome Remarks Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Unit (DSG), IFPRI Overview Remarks from USAID Tyler Beckelman, Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Africa Bureau Sudan’s Conflict and Complex Emergencies Alex de Waal, Professor and Executive Director, World Peace Foundation, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University Food Security Before and During the War: Evidence from National Rural Household Survey Khalid Siddig, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance (DSG) Unit and Sudan Country Strategy Support Program Leader, IFPRI Shocks, Coping, and Livelihood Strategies due to the War Oliver Kiptoo Kirui, Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance (DSG) Unit, Sudan Country Strategy Support Program, IFPRI Economic Costs of the War and Recovery Options Karl Pauw, Senior Research Fellow, Foresight, Policy, and Modeling (FPM) Unit, IFPRI Local and External Competencies for Peacebuilding in Sudan Ibrahim Elbadawi, Managing Director of the Economic Research Forum and former Sudan Minister of Finance Closing Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Moderator Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Unit (DSG), IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/sudan-crossroads-food-systems-hunger-and-humanitarian-aid-during-civil-conflict Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Dairy and Nutrition in the Global South: Potential, Progress, and Obstacles Ahead
Apr 24 2024
Dairy and Nutrition in the Global South: Potential, Progress, and Obstacles Ahead
POLICY SEMINAR Dairy and Nutrition in the Global South: Potential, Progress, and Obstacles Ahead APR 24, 2024 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT Malnutrition in early childhood is a major risk factor for premature death and disease, and is associated with 45% of all deaths of children under the age of 5. But malnutrition has important economic consequences too, by delaying learning and slowing down economic growth. Solving malnutrition requires multi-sectoral efforts, including more nutrition-oriented food policies. But how exactly can food policies improve nutrition? This policy seminar examines the potential of dairy development to improve nutrition outcomes, focusing on dairy’s sizable potential for reducing child stunting and other forms of malnutrition, and how dairy systems are being developed to help meet this potential. Speakers will present success stories that highlight diverse paths to progress, as well as major economic and environmental challenges to scaling up dairy production and consumption in the global South. The seminar will draw on a recent special issue published in the journal Food Policy on “Dairy Development and Nutrition in the Developing World”, which summarizes the most recent evidence on dairy’s importance for improving child nutrition, as well as the economic challenges of accelerating dairy development in the global South. Case studies of dairy sector development success stories from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will be presented by dairy experts to examine how concerted efforts to improve the production, trade, and marketing of milk, were tackled through unique policy, programmatic and institutional approaches. Introduction Namukolo Covic, Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia, CGIAR Ethiopia Country Convenor and CGIAR Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Dairy Development and Nutrition: A synthesis of recent evidence Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Dairy Development in Eastern Africa Mark Tsoxo, Tanzania Country Director, Heifer International Uganda’s Emerging Dairy Success Story Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Dairy Development Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Donald Nkrumah, Senior Program Officer, Livestock, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Dairy Development and Nutrition in India Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman & Managing Director, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), India Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/dairy-and-nutrition-global-south-potential-progress-and-obstacles-ahead Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Deepening Social Protection Systems: Enhancing livelihoods and health in Ethiopia
Apr 17 2024
Deepening Social Protection Systems: Enhancing livelihoods and health in Ethiopia
POLICY SEMINAR Deepening Social Protection Systems: Enhancing livelihoods and health in Ethiopia APR 17, 2024 - 10:30AM TO 12:00PM EDT Twenty years after the establishment of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), a major social protection system, the country’s government, donors, and other stakeholders are implementing multidimensional graduation model programs that are designed to complement the PSNP’s monthly food and cash transfers. Graduation models include multiple interventions such as large asset or lump-sum transfers, training, savings promotion, and other forms of nutrition, health, or psychosocial support. These models aim to move beyond cash or food transfers to ensure minimum consumption levels and address the multiple challenges that can trap poor households in poverty. This event will present findings from a randomized controlled trial of Strengthening PSNP Institutions and Resilience (SPIR), a graduation model program embedded within the PSNP that is led by World Vision, in collaboration with CARE and ORDA, and with support from the Ethiopian government and USAID. Speakers will present evidence about the impact of this intervention across multiple domains, including health, nutrition, livelihoods, and women’s empowerment, and examine its implications for the design of graduation model interventions across low- and middle-income countries. This policy seminar builds on the SPIR II Learning Event (https://www.ifpri.org/event/spir-ii-learning-event) conducted in Addis Ababa in 2023. Welcoming Remarks Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader- Ethiopia, IFPRI SPIR: Overview of the Randomized Trial Design Daniel Gilligan, Director, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Can a Light-Touch Graduation Model Enhance Livelihood Outcomes and Resilience? Jessica Leight, Research Fellow, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Including Scalable Nutrition Interventions in a Graduation Model Program Harold Alderman, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Effectiveness of a Men’s Engagement Intervention to Change Attitudes and Behaviors Melissa Hidrobo, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Treating Depression Among the Extreme Poor Michael Mulford, Chief of Party, SPIR II, World Vision Expert Panel Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics and Finance, Frederic Esser Nemmers Chair; Co-Director, Global Poverty Research Lab, Northwestern University; Chief Economist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Margaux Vinez, Senior Economist; Africa, Social Protection and Jobs, World Bank Moderators Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader- Ethiopia, IFPRI Daniel Gilligan, Director, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/deepening-social-protection-systems-enhancing-livelihoods-and-health-ethiopia Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Post COP28 Priorities for Advancing Food Systems Transformation
Mar 26 2024
Post COP28 Priorities for Advancing Food Systems Transformation
CGIAR SEMINAR SERIES Post COP28 Priorities for Advancing Food Systems Transformation Co-organized by IFPRI, CGIAR, and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) MAR 27, 2024 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT / 14:30 TO 16:00 CET Held in 2023, the planet’s hottest year on record, COP28 has been heralded for its strong focus on food systems, which are simultaneously threatened by and contribute to climate change. The COP28 Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action, albeit non-binding, but endorsed by almost 160 countries, emphasizes the transformative potential of agriculture and food systems in responding to climate change and ensuring global food security. Insufficient climate finance represents a significant barrier to achieving climate-resilient and low-emission food systems. Given that smallholders produce the majority of the global food supply, special attention to their finance needs is critical. As the fifth policy seminar in the CGIAR series on Strengthening Food Systems Resilience, this virtual event will take stock of food systems–related outcomes from COP28 and outline priorities for advancing them at both the international and country level in a concrete and meaningful manner. Please join a distinguished set of speakers from CGIAR, international organizations, and the policy community for this discussion on advancing both adaptation and mitigation of food systems, which will place a particular focus on climate finance and policy priorities. Taking Stock of COP28 Outcomes Felicitas Röhrig, Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Aditi Mukerji, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Action Platform of the CGIAR Kristofer Hamel, Head, Food Systems, COP28 Presidency; UAE Climate Change Special Envoy Advancing on Climate Change Finance Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems, World Bank Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Country level Policy Priorities and Needs Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) - Represented by Boaz Keizire, Head of Policy & Advocacy, AGRA Qingfeng Zhang, Senior Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Asian Development Bank Preparing for COP29 and COP30 Nigar Arpadarai, UN Climate Change High Level Champion for COP29 Azerbaijan; Member of Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan Eduardo Brito Bastos, Agronomic Engineer (ESALQ/USP) Juan Lucas Restrepo, Global Director of Partnerships & Advocacy, CGIAR; Director General of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT Moderator Roula Majdalani, Climate Change Advisor, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/post-cop28-priorities-advancing-food-systems-transformation Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Global Food 50/50 Launch Event
Mar 7 2024
Global Food 50/50 Launch Event
LAUNCH EVENT Global Food 50/50 Launch Event Co-organized by Global Health 50/50, IFPRI, and UN Women MAR 7, 2024 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EST / 1:00 TO 2:30pm BST The Global Food 50/50 initiative monitors progress and holds food system organizations accountable for advancing gender-just and equitable food systems. This event marks the launch of the third annual Global Food 50/50 Report, which reviews the gender- and equity-related policies and practices of 51 global food system organizations to assess two interlinked dimensions of inequality: inequality of opportunity in careers within organizations and inequality in who benefits from the global food system. For the first time, the 2023/2024 Report expands its focus to address a policy area that plays a decisive role in promoting equality of opportunity in the workplace: the extent to which workplace policies recognize and support employees’ care responsibilities. The data reveal policy attention to parental leave, but other policies related to family needs, such as child care and elder care, remain scarce. This launch event seminar will present key findings from the report and explore how this new accountability mechanism can empower a broader movement to demand more equitable and inclusive organizations across the global food system. Introductory Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR and Director General, IFPRI Keynote Address Jamille Bigio, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Results of 2022 Global Food 50/50 Report Jemimah Njuki, Chief, Economic Empowerment, UN Women Sonja Tanaka, Deputy Director, Global Health 50/50 Panelists Ananda Uvl, Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, East-West Seed Juan Echanove, Associate Vice President, Food and Water Systems, CARE Susan Kaaria, Director, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Santiago Alba-Corral, Director, Climate-Resilient Food Systems, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Closing Remarks Sarah Hawkes, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Global Health 50/50 Moderator Hazel Malapit, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/global-food-5050-launch-event-0 Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Reforming Agricultural Policies and Farm Support to Advance Sustainable Food System Transformation
Feb 29 2024
Reforming Agricultural Policies and Farm Support to Advance Sustainable Food System Transformation
CGIAR SEMINAR SERIES Reforming Agricultural Policies and Farm Support to Advance Sustainable Food System Transformation Co-organized by IFPRI, CGIAR, and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 15:00 TO 16:45 CET FEB 29, 2024 - 9:00 TO 10:45AM EST In the recent COP28 Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action, world leaders affirmed that “agriculture and food systems must urgently adapt and transform in order to respond to the imperatives of climate change.” This declaration strengthens the growing global consensus that current food systems need urgent transformative change to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition and to make food production and delivery systems resilient and sustainable. Evidence-based policies are critical to steer such a transformation, which requires urgent action from governments around the world—both in the global North and the global South—to better align, reform, or repurpose current policies and public support to deliver better value for people, planet, and prosperity. Public investments and other expenditures help to create incentives for producers and other food system actors as they choose what, how, and where to produce food, as well as for consumers in their choices of what foods to eat. The seminar will highlight key IFPRI findings on the potential to repurpose existing agriculture policies and public support to accelerate the transformation of food systems to become more inclusive, resilient, sustainable, and healthy. Developing appropriate incentives to encourage producers to adopt technological innovations and sustainable practices, and consumers to make healthy and sustainable food choices, will help deliver desired food system outcomes, but doing so will require bold action through both international coordination and national-level policy reform. The seminar will present available evidence on promising technological innovations from CGIAR and elsewhere, identify associated tradeoffs, and examine how policies can shape greater uptake of such innovations. It will highlight global initiatives seeking to advance agricultural policy reform and assess the evidence base behind these initiatives, as well as examining country-level attempts at reform and the obstacles these reforms can face in both the global North and global South. Welcome and Opening Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Jan Brix, Senior Policy Officer, Division of Agriculture and Rural Development, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Science for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems Loraine Ronchi, CGIAR Senior Advisor for Policy Impact, IFPRI Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Panel 1: Global Initiatives for Agricultural Policy Reform Representative of the Presidency (Brazil) (Invited) Debbie Palmer, Director for Energy, Climate and Environment, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Sergiy Zorya, Lead Agriculture Economist and Global Lead for Policies and Public Expenditures, Agricultural and Food Global Practice, The World Bank Panel 2: Regional and National Policy Reform Experiences Alan Mathews, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Economics, Trinity College, Dublin Shenggen Fan, Chair Professor, College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University, CGIAR System Board member Patrick Ofori, Deputy Director, Head of M&E Division at Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Policy Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Directorate (PPMED) Moderator Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/reforming-agricultural-policies-and-farm-support-advance-sustainable-food-system Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Introducing the new Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS)
Feb 22 2024
Introducing the new Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS)
POLICY SEMINAR Introducing the new Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS) FEB 22, 2024 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EST The new Women’s Empowerment Metric for National Statistical Systems (WEMNS) https://weai.ifpri.info/wemns/ is a streamlined tool for measuring women’s empowerment, intended for use in large-scale, multitopic surveys conducted by national statistical systems. WEMNS is designed to measure empowerment in households with all types of livelihoods, in both urban and rural areas, complementing the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) https://weai.ifpri.info/, which focuses on agricultural households. WEMNS was developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Emory University, Oxford University, and the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study Unit in collaboration with country partners and the 50x2030 Initiative, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development. This event will present the WEMNS metric, review the development of the tool, and discuss its use to advance women’s empowerment. A panel of stakeholders from government and national statistical offices and from multilateral organizations will discuss the potential of WEMNS for promoting and monitoring women’s empowerment as part of national statistical surveys. Welcome Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI WEMNS: The Next Stage of Developing Empowerment Metrics Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, Natural Resources and Resilience Unit, IFPRI Intro to WEMNS Jessica Heckert, Research Fellow, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI Greg Seymour, Research Fellow, Natural Resources and Resilience Unit, IFPRI Maximizing the Potential of WEMNS: Panel Discussion Shelton Kanyanda, Director of Agriculture and Economic Statistics, National Statistical Office, Malawi Regina Valiente, Sectorialista recursos naturales, tierra y vivienda, Secretaría Presidencial de la Mujer (SEPREM) Heather Moylan, Senior Economist, Development Data Group, Development Economics, World Bank Chiara Brunelli, Statistician, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Closing Remarks Chiara Kovarik, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Farzana Ramzan, Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (invited) Moderator Hazel Malapit, Senior Research Coordinator, Poverty, Gender, and Inclusion Unit, IFPRI More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/introducing-new-womens-empowerment-metric-national-statistical-systems-wemns Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
From Commitments to Impact
Feb 6 2024
From Commitments to Impact
SPECIAL EVENT From Commitments to Impact: Analyzing the Global Commitments Toward Promoting Food Security and Healthy Diets Co-organized by IFPRI and The Rockefeller Foundation FEB 6, 2024 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EST Since the mid-2010s, progress in reducing food insecurity and improving diet quality has stalled. Multiple shocks, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, have exacerbated the situation and put Sustainable Development Goal 2 on Zero Hunger further out of reach. There have been many calls for action to address the food and diets crisis facing vulnerable people around the world. The private sector has been called on to invest in transforming food systems—at an annual rate of $320 billion—while the development banks have been asked to align financial incentives with food system-related goals. While some of these actors have stepped up, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) opening of a food shock window to channel funds to countries beset by crisis, ultimately, progress depends on governments. National governments are responsible, and can be held accountable, for ensuring food security; healthy, diverse diets; and stable, dignified livelihoods, for their populations. Since the SDGs were announced in 2015, governments in both high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries have made commitments to actions to address food insecurity and poor diets by 2030, including at the UN General Assembly, the World Health Assembly, the G-20, and the UN Food Systems Summit. What remains uncertain at this midway point is which commitments and actions are most salient, whether and how much global and linked national commitments are both fit-for-purpose and fit for the future, and to what extent these commitments have the potential to address known challenges to achieving SDG goals on food security and healthy diets. This seminar will shed light on commitments already made, share research results on the potential of current commitments to achieve a focused set of food and nutrition security goals, and foster continued dialogue with global advocacy partners. A brunch reception will follow the presentations. Opening Remarks Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR and Director General, IFPRI Catherine Bertini, Managing Director, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation Report Findings Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI Global Scenarios for Food Security: An imperative for action Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions (MTI), IFPRI From Commitments to Impact Christina Zorbas, Postdoctoral Researcher, Global Centre for Preventive Health and Nutrition in the Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University Shoba Suri, Senior Fellow, Health Initiative, Observer Research Foundation Elyse Iruhiriye, Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI Implications of Findings Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI Panelists Mwandwe Chileshe, Director, Food Security Nutrition and Agriculture, Global Citizen Oliver Camp, Environment and Food Systems Advocacy Advisor, The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Alexandre Brecher, Communications and Advocacy Advisor, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pedro Vormittag, Deputy Director for External Relations, Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI) Moderators Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI Asma Lateef, Policy and Advocacy Lead, SDG2 Advocacy Hub Links: The Rockefeller Foundation: https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/ From Promises To Action: Analyzing Global Commitments On Food Security And Diets Since 2015: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/items/c700ac9e-1b22-4319-b285-7e14e395b566 The SDGs And Food System Challenges: Global Trends And Scenarios Toward 2030: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/items/2961e6f2-5da4-41b4-80fe-8c61a02072a6
Book Launch: Food Systems Transformation in Kenya
Jan 7 2024
Book Launch: Food Systems Transformation in Kenya
BOOK LAUNCH Food Systems Transformation in Kenya: Lessons from the Past and Policy Options for the Future Co-organized by IFPRI, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), and CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) JAN 8, 2024 - 4:30 TO 5:45PM EAT Food systems transformation offers a promising avenue to achieve the goals Kenya has set out in the Bottom-Up Economic Agenda (BETA). The new book Food Systems Transformation in Kenya: Lessons from the Past and Policy Options for the Future, edited by Clemens Breisinger, Michael Keenan, Jemimah Njuki, and Juneweenex Mbuthia, takes a critical look at Kenya’s whole food system, including food supply chains, the food environment, consumer behavior, external drivers, and development outcomes and considers the system’s history and experiences from other countries. With chapters authored by Kenyan and international experts, this collaborative work presents both a bird’s-eye view of the Kenyan food system and in-depth analyses of its components. Rigorous economic research provides unique insights into both broad policy themes and specific actions that can position Kenya as a global leader in tackling the challenges of food-system-led transformation. Join us for this hybrid book launch at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi campus and online. Speakers from academia, Kenyan research institutes, policy institutions, and CGIAR will discuss the recommendations. A light reception will follow the presentations. For in person attendance, please contact Ann Mureithi (a.mureithi@cgiar.org). Welcoming Remarks Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR; Director General, IFPRI Hon. Jonathan Mueke, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) Gideon Obare, Executive Director, Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development Overview of the Book Juneweenex Mbuthia, Research Officer, IFPRI and co-editor Clemens Breisinger, Program Leader, IFPRI/CGIAR and co-editor Reflections on the Book and Panel Discussion Jane Ambuko, Professor, University of Nairobi Michael Keenan, Associate Research Fellow, IFPRI Rose Ngugi, Executive Director/Board Secretary, Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) Nancy Laibuni, Associate Member, President’s Council of Economic Advisors Anne Chele, Agriculture and Rural Development Partner Group (ARDPG) Representative; National Policy Specialist, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO-Kenya) Closing Remarks Appolinaire Djikeng, Director General, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Senior Director, Livestock Based-Systems, CGIAR and MD Resilient AgriFood Systems, CGIAR Moderators Esther Waruingi, Research Officer, IFPRI Joseph Karugia, Principal Scientist, Agricultural Economist and Policy Expert, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Links Food systems transformation in Kenya: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/food-systems-transformation-kenya-lessons-past-and-policy-options-future More about this Event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/food-system-transformation-kenya-lessons-past-and-policy-options-future Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Emerging Trends in the Global Soybean Complex
Dec 14 2023
Emerging Trends in the Global Soybean Complex
IFPRI-AMIS SEMINAR SERIES Emerging Trends in the Global Soybean Complex Co-organized by IFPRI and Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) DEC 14, 2023 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EST Global changes in soybean production and consumption are reshaping global markets. Global oilseed prices have fallen considerably since last year’s record highs. World soybean production is likely to hit a record high in 2023/24, with global ending stocks projected to rebuild for the second consecutive year. Global soybean trade continues to be driven by China, which accounts for about 60% of total soybean imports. China’s domestic consumption has grown at about 4% per year over the past 10 years. In the United States, increased biodiesel production has diverted more soybean production to be crushed domestically for soybean oil, reducing soybean exports. As a result, Brazil and other suppliers have seen their market shares grow. In 2023/24, Brazil is projected to account for almost 58% of total soybean exports. This seminar will explore the market outlook for soybeans and vegetable oils, and examine the implications of the US biodiesel industry and recent developments in South American soybean production. Introduction Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI and interim Secretary of AMIS Market Situation and Outlook for Soybeans Di Yang, Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Growth of the US biodiesel Industry and its implication for the Global Soybean Market Joanna Hitchner, Chair, Interagency Commodity Estimates Committee (ICEC) for Oilseeds, World Agricultural Outlook Board, USDA Vegetable Oils: Some Observations on World Markets and Trade Darren Cooper, Senior Grains & Oilseeds Economist/Commodities Analyst, International Grains Council Recent Developments in the South American Soybean Complex Ramiro Costa, Chief Economist, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange Moderator Seth Meyer, USDA Chief Economist and AMIS chair Links Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS): https://www.amis-outlook.org/ More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/emerging-trends-global-soybean-complex Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
From Farm to Table: Agrifood Systems and Trade Challenges in the Southern Cone
Dec 12 2023
From Farm to Table: Agrifood Systems and Trade Challenges in the Southern Cone
POLICY SEMINAR From Farm to Table: Agrifood Systems and Trade Challenges in the Southern Cone Co-organized by IFPRI and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) DEC 12, 2023 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EST De la granja a la mesa: Sistemas agroalimentarios y retos comerciales en el Cono Sur Esta presentación será en español. Habrá traducción simultánea al inglés. Los sistemas alimentarios de todo el mundo se enfrentan a retos sociales, nutricionales y medioambientales graves, y deben evolucionar para cumplir nuevos y diversos objetivos interrelacionados. A medida las políticas públicas que se remodelan para apoyar esta transformación, hay que tener en cuenta dos factores fundamentales: (1) Se necesitan innovaciones tecnológicas que permitan satisfacer la demanda de una mayor productividad de forma respetuosa con el medioambiente. (2) Es esencial allanar el camino de los flujos comerciales internacionales, y esto requiere una mejora en las normas comerciales que permita facilitar los flujos desde los países con el mayor potencial de crecimiento de la oferta —sobre la base de sistemas de producción respetuosos con el medioambiente— hacia aquellos que presentan las mayores limitaciones para alcanzar la autosuficiencia alimentaria. Ir tras estos objetivos puede suponer un reto importante para los países en desarrollo, que tendrán que ajustar y transformar sus prácticas de producción y distribución, en particular aquellos que participan activamente en el comercio de alimentos. En el Cono Sur de Sudamérica, que se ha convertido en la mayor región exportadora neta de alimentos del mundo, la atención a estas cuestiones debe ser primordial. Para responder a ello, el Programa para América Latina y el Caribe del IFPRI lanza la publicación De la granja a la mesa: Sistemas agroalimentarios y retos comerciales en el Cono Sur. Este trabajo analítico pretende informar a los procesos políticos para la transformación del sistema alimentario regional del Cono Sur. Los oradores presentarán un análisis de los principales retos a los que se enfrentan los sistemas agroalimentarios nacionales del Cono Sur, especialmente en lo relacionado con normativas y barreras nuevas que pueden afectar al comercio internacional y las condiciones para la exportación. También debatirán cómo el sistema alimentario regional podría contribuir mejor al sistema alimentario mundial a través del comercio, la inversión, el desarrollo de cadenas de valor y la transferencia de tecnología. More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/farm-table-agrifood-systems-and-trade-challenges-southern-cone Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
The E-FooD Dataset and Food Security Simulators for Kenya and Nigeria
Dec 7 2023
The E-FooD Dataset and Food Security Simulators for Kenya and Nigeria
VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR The E-FooD Dataset and Food Security Simulators for Kenya and Nigeria: Innovative Tools to Support National Policies and Strategies Co-organized by IFPRI and the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) DEC 7, 2023 - 8:00 TO 9:00AM EST Recent global food price spikes and household income losses pose significant challenges to people’s food security and diets, raising important questions for governments and international organizations about how best to support households. The new Income and Price Elasticities of Food Demand (E-FooD) dataset [https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/OXZ0H6] and Food Security Simulators (FSS) provide rigorous, yet easy-to-use tools for forward-looking evaluations of direct, household-level outcomes of economic crisis and policy responses. This webinar, organized by the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS), introduces the E-FooD dataset and FSS for Kenya [https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/NS1A7V] and Nigeria [https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/WWMN6H], showcases their applications, and discusses the role that such tools can play in policymaking. Welcome Remarks Clemens Breisinger, Lead, CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) and Country Program Leader, Kenya, IFPRI The E-FooD Dataset Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Food Security Simulators for Kenya and Nigeria Andrew Comstock, Senior Research Analyst, IFPRI Panel Discussion Alan Rennison, Senior Program Officer, Agricultural Development, Global Growth & Opportunity, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Utz Pape, Lead Economist, The World Bank, Abuja Dorah Momanyi, Young Professional (YP) and Winner of FSS Blog Competition; KIPPRA Kenya Temitayo Adeyemo, Agricultural Economist, Food systems research, Policy research, AWARD-GRASP fellow, University of Ibadan, Nigeria Closing Remarks Yumna Kassim, Program Manager, IFPRI Moderator Yumna Kassim, Program Manager, IFPRI Links Income And Price Elasticities Of Food Demand (E-FooD) Dataset: Documentation Of Estimation Methodology: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/income-and-price-elasticities-food-demand-e-food-dataset-documentation-estimation Food Security Simulator Kenya: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/NS1A7V Food Security Simulator Nigeria: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/WWMN6H More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/e-food-dataset-and-food-security-simulators-kenya-and-nigeria-innovative-tools-support Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Implications of El Niño 2023/24 for Africa South of the Sahara
Nov 28 2023
Implications of El Niño 2023/24 for Africa South of the Sahara
POLICY SEMINAR Implications of El Niño 2023/24 for Africa South of the Sahara Co-organized by IFPRI, USAID Famine Early Warning Network (FEWS NET), and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center NOV 29, 2023 - 7:30 TO 9:00AM EST Climate scientists are anticipating an El Niño event in the upcoming boreal winter season (November 2023–February 2024), ending the recent three-year La Niña. In collaboration with USAID FEWS NET and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, IFPRI is hosting a presentation on the potential impact of the upcoming El Niño on the global agrifood system, with special emphasis on low-income countries in Africa South of the Sahara. The event will be organized around four short talks. Part 1 will examine the latest scientific outlook for the 2023 El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and Indian Ocean Dipole climate patterns. Part 2 will focus on El Niño’s impact on global markets, particularly rice markets. Part 3 will provide a sub-national assessment for Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zambia of potentially affected crops and rural populations. Part 4 will present an economywide socioeconomic impact analysis of El Niño at the national level in selected focus countries, including Malawi, using IFPRI’s RIAPA model. The presentation will conclude with a summary of potential hotspots and proposals for policy options, as well as a review of knowledge gaps, points of uncertainty, and priorities for future research and collaboration. Overview and Global Implications Weston Anderson, Assistant Research Scientist at University of Maryland (UMD) and NASA, Earth Sciences Division Karyn Tabor, Agroclimatology Advisor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Markets with a Focus on Rice Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Abdullah Mamun, Senior Research Analyst, IFPRI Vivian Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Sub-National Implications with a Focus on Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zambia Liangzhi You, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI Liz Ogutu, Policy Analyst, IFPRI Socioeconomic Analysis for Malawi James Thurlow, Director, Foresight and Policy Modeling (FPM), IFPRI Joachim De Weerdt, Senior Research Fellow / Malawi Country Program Leader, IFPRI Andrew Jamali, Research Manager, National Planning Commission, Malawi Moderator Channing Arndt, Senior Director, Transformation Strategies, CGIAR and IFPRI Links Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO): https://www.fao.org/home/en Latin America And The Caribbean: Food Security And Agrifood Trade Website: https://lac.ifpri.info/ La Seguridad Alimentaria Y El Comercio Agroalimentario En América Latina Y El Caribe: https://www.fao.org/documents/card/es/c/cc8592es More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/implications-el-ni%C3%B1o-202324-africa-south-sahara Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Food Security and Agrifood Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nov 27 2023
Food Security and Agrifood Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean
POLICY SEMINAR Food Security and Agrifood Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean Co-organized by IFPRI and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) NOV 28, 2023 - 10:00 TO 11:00AM EST The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) cordially invite you to the launch of the report: Food Security and Agrifood Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean, La Seguridad Alimentaria y el Comercio Agroalimentario en América Latina y el Caribe. This publication aims to inform government representatives and other decision-makers who formulate and implement agrifood policies and programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. It should also be useful for private sector actors, including producers, agroindustry, and trade associations, and for researchers interested in agricultural policy and trade analysis. ------------------------------------------------------------------- La seguridad alimentaria y el comercio agroalimentario en América Latina y el Caribe Esta presentación será en español. Habrá traducción simultánea al inglés. El comercio intrarregional de alimentos en la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) presenta oportunidades de expansión sin explotar. En la actualidad, el 60 por ciento de las importaciones de alimentos de ALC proceden de proveedores extrarregionales, a pesar del alto grado de complementariedad que existe en la producción de productos alimentarios entre los países de ALC. La expansión del comercio intrarregional de ALC podría mejorar el acceso a los alimentos, su disponibilidad y diversidad, además de garantizar un suministro de alimentos más estable ante el creciente riesgo de fenómenos que pueden impactar la región, como crisis económicas, eventos meteorológicos extremos, conflictos y epidemias. La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) y el Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre Políticas Alimentarias (IFPRI) lo invitan cordialmente a la presentación del informe: La seguridad alimentaria y el comercio agroalimentario en América Latina y el Caribe. Esta publicación pretende poner en conocimiento a representantes gubernamentales y otros responsables de tomar decisiones que formulan e implementan políticas y programas agroalimentarios en América Latina y el Caribe. También debería ser útil para actores del sector privado, incluidos los productores, la agroindustria y las asociaciones comerciales, así como para investigadores interesados analizar la política agrícola y el comercio. Welcome Remarks María Daniela Godoy Gabler, Senior Policy Officer for Food Security and Nutrition, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Report Presentations Agustín Tejeda Rodriguez, Content Director at the Southern Producing Country Group (GPS) and consultant on agricultural policies, trade and international negotiations Nelson Illescas, Director of the International Agricultural Negotiations Institute Foundation (INAI) Discussion Mônica Rodrigues, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN-ECLAC Moisés Mérida, Director of Partnerships for Development of the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT) Concluding Remarks Valeria Piñeiro, Acting Head of the Latin America and Caribbean Program and Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI Moderator Valeria Piñeiro, Acting Head of the Latin America and Caribbean Program and Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI Links Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations (FAO): https://www.fao.org/home/en La Seguridad Alimentaria Y El Comercio Agroalimentario En América Latina Y El Caribe: https://www.fao.org/documents/card/es/c/cc8592es More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/food-security-and-agrifood-trade-latin-american-and-caribbean-la-seguridad-alimentaria-y-el Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription
Tackling Obesity and Noncommunicable Diseases in Mexico: A Policy Approach
Nov 21 2023
Tackling Obesity and Noncommunicable Diseases in Mexico: A Policy Approach
MARTIN J. FORMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE Tackling Obesity and Noncommunicable Diseases in Mexico: A Policy Approach 33rd Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture Hybrid Event NOV 21, 2023 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EST Globally, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has nearly tripled since 1975—among adults over the age of 18, more than 1.25 billion are overweight and 650 million are obese. Overweight and obesity affects more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5 to 19 and nearly 39 million children under 5. These rates have risen significantly in low- and middle-income countries, as rising poverty and inequity, urbanization, and climate and humanitarian crises limit access to healthy diets, especially for the poorest and most marginalized. The 33rd Annual Martin J. Forman Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Simón Barquera, the Director of Nutrition and Health Research Center at the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP) who will address the growing obesity epidemic and alarming rate of diet-related noncommunicable diseases in Mexico. Outlining the INSP’s initiatives and policy recommendations, Dr. Barquera will speak about the Mexican government’s efforts to improve food environments in Mexico, as well as the response of the food industry to these efforts. While focused on Mexico, the lecture will provide recommendations for other countries struggling with rising obesity and non-communicable diseases. The annual lecture commemorates Martin J. Forman, who headed the Office of Nutrition at USAID for more than 20 years and made a significant impact on international nutrition. The lecturer is invited to present personal views about major issues related to malnutrition. Welcome Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR and Director General, IFPRI Remarks Kenan Forman, Son of Martin J. Forman Kellie Stewart, Chief, Nutrition and Environmental Health Division, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Forman Memorial Lecture Dr. Simón Barquera, Director, Center for Research in Nutrition and Health, National Institute of Public Health, México. President Elect, World Obesity Federation Moderator Purnima Menon, Senior Director, Food and Nutrition Policy, CGIAR and IFPRI More about this seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/33rd-annual-martin-j-forman-memorial-lecture Subscribe IFPRI Insights newsletter and event announcements at www.ifpri.org/content/newsletter-subscription