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Addressing the global food security crisis POLICY SEMINAR
Addressing the global food security crisis: Strengthening research and policy responses
Co-organized by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CGIAR
JUL 25, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has further increased food and input prices at the global level, with the strongest impacts felt by the poorest in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The World Food Program projects that the conflict could put an additional 47 million people at risk of acute hunger worldwide. The impacts of this crisis are unfolding as countries cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more frequent and damaging extreme weather events caused by climate change, and other conflicts.

Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022 and is thus in a leadership role to address these interrelated challenges and crises. Together with World Bank President David Malpass, Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), recently established the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS) to catalyze an agile, immediate, and coordinated response to the unfolding global food security crisis.

As the world’s largest international agrifood research consortium, CGIAR plays a pivotal role in providing research to help shape context-specific policies and solutions. More than ever, close collaboration between CGIAR, national governments, and international organizations is needed to meet the strong demand for innovations and ensure their delivery, scaling, and impact.

This policy seminar will analyze the impacts of the war in Ukraine on food security in low- and middle-income countries, highlight GAFS, and showcase how CGIAR’s immediate and longer-term responses can support policy initiatives.

Opening Remarks
-Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager, Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Setting the scene: Implications and responses to the global food security crisis
-Martin Fregene, Director, Department of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank
-Sebastian Lesch, Head of Division, Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains, International Agricultural Policy, Agriculture, Innovation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (via pre-recorded video)

How can international agricultural research support short-, medium- and long-term responses to the global food security crisis?
-Martin Kropff, Global Director for Resilient Agri-Food Systems, CGIAR
-Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI
-Sonja Vermeulen, Global Director for Genetic Innovations, CGIAR

Bridging back to practice – comments from key stakeholders
-Sory Ouane, Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD
-Francine Picard Mukazi, Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

Q&A

Wrap up, next steps and closing
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI
Felicitas Röhrig, Senior Policy Officer, Division of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains, International Agricultural Policy, Agriculture, Innovation, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager of Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderator
Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager of Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/addressing-food-security-crisis-caused-war-ukraine-research-and-policy-responses

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Addressing the global food security crisis POLICY SEMINAR
Addressing the global food security crisis: Strengthening research and policy responses
Co-organized by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and CGIAR
JUL 25, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has further increased food and input prices at the global level, with the strongest impacts felt by the poorest in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. The World Food Program projects that the conflict could put an additional 47 million people at risk of acute hunger worldwide. The impacts of this crisis are unfolding as countries cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more frequent and damaging extreme weather events caused by climate change, and other conflicts.

Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022 and is thus in a leadership role to address these interrelated challenges and crises. Together with World Bank President David Malpass, Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), recently established the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS) to catalyze an agile, immediate, and coordinated response to the unfolding global food security crisis.

As the world’s largest international agrifood research consortium, CGIAR plays a pivotal role in providing research to help shape context-specific policies and solutions. More than ever, close collaboration between CGIAR, national governments, and international organizations is needed to meet the strong demand for innovations and ensure their delivery, scaling, and impact.

This policy seminar will analyze the impacts of the war in Ukraine on food security in low- and middle-income countries, highlight GAFS, and showcase how CGIAR’s immediate and longer-term responses can support policy initiatives.

Opening Remarks
-Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager, Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Setting the scene: Implications and responses to the global food security crisis
-Martin Fregene, Director, Department of Agriculture and Agro-Industry, African Development Bank
-Sebastian Lesch, Head of Division, Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains, International Agricultural Policy, Agriculture, Innovation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (via pre-recorded video)

How can international agricultural research support short-, medium- and long-term responses to the global food security crisis?
-Martin Kropff, Global Director for Resilient Agri-Food Systems, CGIAR
-Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI
-Sonja Vermeulen, Global Director for Genetic Innovations, CGIAR

Bridging back to practice – comments from key stakeholders
-Sory Ouane, Senior Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD
-Francine Picard Mukazi, Co-founder and Director of Partnerships, Shamba Centre for Food & Climate

Q&A

Wrap up, next steps and closing
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI
Felicitas Röhrig, Senior Policy Officer, Division of Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains, International Agricultural Policy, Agriculture, Innovation, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager of Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Moderator
Stefan Kachelriess-Matthess, Project manager of Fund International Agricultural Research, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/addressing-food-security-crisis-caused-war-ukraine-research-and-policy-responses

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Strengthening policy research and analysis capacity POLICY SEMINAR
Strengthening policy research and analysis capacity: The role of institutional development programs
JUL 21, 2022 - 9:00 TO 10:30AM EDT

Policy design and implementation for sustainable food systems transformation in developing countries rely on the research institutions, university departments, and organizations that collect, analyze, and disseminate data for the government and private sector. Collaborative policy research programs can play a valuable role in building the long-term capacity of these institutions to generate the evidence needed for policymaking.

In this seminar, panelists and discussants will draw on their experiences with collaborative research in institutional development programs, and explore the lessons learned for strengthening policy research and analysis capacity for food system transformation.

Chair
-Shenggen Fan, Former Director-General of IFPRI, CGIAR System Board Member, and Chair Professor at the College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University, Beijing

Welcome Remarks
-Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI

Panel presentations on experiences and lessons:

China
-Kevin Chen, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Malawi
-Suresh Babu, Senior Research Fellow, and Head of Capacity Strengthening, IFPRI

Ethiopia
-Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader- Ethiopia Strategy Support Program, IFPRI

Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes – RENAPRI
-Thomas S. Jayne, University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

Discussants

-Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson, AKADEMIYA2063, Rwanda
-Nalishebo Meebelo, Executive Director, Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI), Zambia
-Agnes Mbachi Mwangwela, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi
-James Oehmke, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago

Moderator
-Katarlah Taylor, Events Manager, IFPRI

TOPICS
Food Systems https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-systems

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/collaboration-policy-research-programs-strengthening-institutional-development

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Are healthy diets affordable? POLICY SEMINAR
Are healthy diets affordable? Using new data on retail prices and diet costs to guide agricultural and food policy
Co-organized by IFPRI, Tufts University, the World Bank, and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
JUL 15, 2022 - 10:00 TO 11:30AM EDT

New Food Prices for Nutrition data in the SOFI 2022 report launching on July 6th uses retail food prices to compute diet costs and the number of people who cannot afford a healthy diet globally. Underlying costs by food group will be published simultaneously on a new Food Prices for Nutrition DataHub hosted at the World Bank, and subnational data are being used for a wide range of in-country research across Africa and Asia.

The new data and methods showcased in this seminar are key tools for policy analysis and monitoring in global and national food systems, measuring food access using retail prices of the most affordable items available at each place and time in quantities needed to meet global nutritional standards for an active and healthy life.

Key innovations include:

-use of retail prices for many differentiated food products
-conversion of item prices to standard units, accounting for edible fraction and water weight,
-selection of least-cost items in quantities sufficient for nutrient adequacy or dietary guidelines,
-comparison to income based on household survey data as a measure of affordability
-customization of standard methods to address specific needs in particular settings

This Policy Seminar will feature Food Prices for Nutrition project leaders and participants around the world, who will discuss how policy analysts and researchers can use the new methods and data in their own work.

This is the fourth event in an IFPRI seminar series on Food and Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts on global food security.

Welcome and introduction to the Food Prices for Nutrition project
-Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI
-William Masters, Principal Investigator, Food Prices for Nutrition project, Tufts University

Data sources and methods for policy-relevant analysis of diet costs and affordability
-Anna Herforth, Co-Director, Food Prices for Nutrition project, Tufts University

Results and implications of global variation in diet costs and affordability
-Yan Bai, Economist in Global Food and Nutrition, World Bank Development Data Group and Zhejiang University School of Public Affairs

Frontiers of research on food policy based on consumer prices, diet costs and affordability
-Derek Headey, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Global monitoring of the cost and affordability of healthy diet and policy analysis to inform agrifood systems transformation
-Cindy Holleman, Senior Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Q&A Discussion

Moderator
Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

LINKS
Food Prices For Nutrition Project- https://sites.tufts.edu/foodpricesfornutrition/
Tufts University - https://www.tufts.edu/
The World Bank - https://www.worldbank.org/en/home
Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO) - https://www.fao.org/home/en
Seminar Series: Food & Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts On Global Food Security - https://www.ifpri.org/spotlight/food-fertilizers-and-nutrition-rising-prices-and-global-food-security

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/are-healthy-diets-affordable-using-new-data-retail-prices-and-diet-costs-guide-agricultural

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CGIAR Research Initiative Launch Event: Fruit And Vegetables For Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH) CGIAR RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Fruit and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH)
Global Launch Event
MAY 25, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

Poor diets are a primary cause of malnutrition and the leading cause of disease worldwide. Improving diets, including increasing fruit and vegetable intake, could save one in five lives lost annually. This change must begin with consumers, by understanding dietary patterns and finding cost-effective ways to make diets rich in fruit and vegetables more desirable, accessible, affordable, and available.

A part of CGIAR’s new Research Portfolio, the Fruit and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH) https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/fruit-and-vegetables-for-sustainable-healthy-diets-fresh/#:~:text=This%20initiative%20aims%20to%20use,and%20mitigating%20negative%20environmental%20impacts Initiative is working with partners to address this challenge, starting from consumers and working back through the food system to increase fruit and vegetable intake for multiple impacts — improving diet quality, nutrition, and health while also improving livelihoods, empowering women and youth, and mitigating negative environmental impacts. In this webinar co-hosted by CGIAR and IFPRI and in partnership with CIMMYT, the World Vegetable Center, and others, stakeholders will explore this innovative approach and the global and national relevance of FRESH in different contexts.

Opening Remarks
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI (Presentation)

FRESH Overview
Deanna Olney, Lead, FRESH initiative, CGIAR & Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI (Presentation)

Speakers
Mathieu Ayenan, MS, Research Assistant, Plant Breeding, World Vegetable Center
Saman Kalupahana, Nutritionist, World Food Programme (WFP)
Joyce Kinabo, Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Technology, Nutrition, and Consumer Sciences at the Sokoine University of Tanzania
Laura Munro, Advisor, Agriculture Research Team, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Sarah Schmidt, Advisor, Agricultural Research for Development, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Moderator
Namukolo Covic, Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia CGIAR, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

LINKS
Fruit And Vegetables For Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH): https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/fruit-and-vegetables-for-sustainable-healthy-diets-fresh/#:~:text=This%20initiative%20aims%20to%20use,and%20mitigating%20negative%20environmental%20impacts
CGIAR: https://www.cgiar.org/initiative/fruit-and-vegetables-for-sustainable-healthy-diets-fresh/#:~:text=This%20initiative%20aims%20to%20use,and%20mitigating%20negative%20environmental%20impacts

TOPICS
Health https://www.ifpri.org/topic/health
Food Systems https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-systems
Nutrition https://www.ifpri.org/topic/nutrition

More information about the event: https://www.ifpri.org/event/cgiar-initiative-launch-event-fruit-and-vegetables-sustainable-healthy-diets-fresh

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2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change & Food Systems Global Food Policy Report
2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change & Food Systems
Global Launch Event
MAY 12, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

The 2022 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship report, highlights the urgency of accelerating innovation, reforming policies, resetting market incentives, and increasing financing for sustainable food systems transformation. It sets forth a broad range of policy options for accelerated action by policymakers as well as international forums for policy and investment decision-making.

Eleven thematic chapters look at how policies can support the development and adoption of “disruptive” technologies by creating an enabling environment for climate change–related financing, innovation uptake, and integrated governance of natural resources. The chapters also examine the impacts of climate change and related policies on the most vulnerable, considering how to promote healthy, sustainable diets and increase benefits for all from food systems. Six regional chapters discuss the diverse impacts of climate change in different parts of the world and identify potential responses that can be taken up in the short and medium term in national and regional food systems.

Join us at the global virtual launch event where speakers will highlight key findings in the 2022 report.

Overview of the Report
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI
Channing Arndt, Director of Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI

Rapid Fire Presentations
Eugenio Diaz Bonilla, IICA Visiting Fellow, IFPRI
Daniel Gilligan, Deputy Director of Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI
Joseph Glauber, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Aditi Mukherji, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Caroline Mwongera, Agriculture & Climate Change Specialist, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Valeria Piñeiro, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI
Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI

Discussants
Andrew Jarvis, Associate Director-General for Research, Strategy, and Innovation, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Rachael McDonnell, Deputy Director General, Research for Development, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Moderator
Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change And Food Systems: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/2022-global-food-policy-report-climate-change-and-food-systems

LINKS
2022 Global Food Policy Report: https://gfpr.ifpri.info/

COUNTRIES & REGIONS
Global: https://www.ifpri.org/country/global

TOPICS
Food Systems: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-prices
Climate Change: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/climate-change
Environment And Natural Resources: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/environment-and-natural-resources
Health: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/health

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/global-launch-event-2022-global-food-policy-report-climate-change-food-systems

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Fertilizer Availability and Affordability POLICY SEMINAR
Fertilizer Availability and Affordability: Implications for agricultural productivity and food security
MAY 4, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:30AM EDT

The invasion of Ukraine has driven up already high global agricultural commodity prices. Fertilizer prices have also reached all-time highs, casting a serious shadow on future harvests, and thus add to concerns about global food security.

Speakers will address the implications of increased prices on fertilizer demand, usage and productivity, the viability of government fertilizer subsidies and soil health.

This is the third event in an IFPRI seminar series on Food and Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts on global food security.(https://www.ifpri.org/spotlight/food-fertilizers-and-nutrition-rising-prices-and-global-food-security)

Key Considerations from an industry perspective
Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International and Chairman of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Key Considerations from a farmer's perspective
Theo de Jager, President, World Farmer Organisation

Key Fertilizer Price Drivers pre- and post-invasion of Ukraine
Laura Cross, Director, Market Intelligence at International Fertilizer Association (IFA)

Countries with high import dependence
David Laborde Debucquet, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Panel on Regional & Country perspectives

Sub Saharan Africa
Sebastian Nduva, Program Lead, AfricaFertilizer.org (AFO), International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Brazil
Marcos Jank, Senior Professor of Global Agribusiness, INSPER, Brazil (Presentation)

India
Rakesh Kapur, Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO)

China
Jingfen Qian, Vice President, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemical Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) (remarks delivered by Airong Zhang)

Nutrient Use Efficiency and Soil Health Considerations
Bernard Vanlauwe, Director R4D, Central Africa and Natural Resource Management, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Moderator

Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

Seminar Series: Food & Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts On Global Food Security (https://www.ifpri.org/spotlight/food-fertilizers-and-nutrition-rising-prices-and-global-food-security)

COUNTRIES & REGIONS
Global: https://www.ifpri.org/country/global
Ukraine: https://www.ifpri.org/country/ukraine
TOPICS
Food Prices: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-prices
Food Security https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-security
Agriculture Production https://www.ifpri.org/topic/agriculture-production

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/food-all-international-organizations-and-transformation-agriculture

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Retail food prices at the country level and implications for food security POLICY SEMINAR
Retail food prices at the country level and implications for food security
How are rising food prices, further aggravated by the invasion of Ukraine, being transmitted at the country level?
MAR 29, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

This policy seminar will explore what we know—and do not know—about how high global agricultural commodity prices and country-specific factors affect retail prices at the national level. Special attention will be given to countries suffering from acute food insecurity and those with a high dependence on imports.

As the second event in IFPRI’s seminar series on high food and fertilizer prices ( https://www.ifpri.org/spotlight/food-fertilizers-and-nutrition-rising-prices-and-global-food-security ), this seminar will examine how global commodity prices are transmitted at the national level and what other country-specific aspects influence retail prices. Program speakers will address key considerations for highly food-insecure and import-dependent countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. Short presentations will focus on Rwanda, Yemen, and Ethiopia.

Opening Remarks
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI (Presentation)

How increasing food prices impact Middle East and North Africa countries
Aly Abousabaa, Regional Director, Central and West Asia and North Africa, CGIAR, Director General, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) (Presentation)

How global agricultural commodity prices impact national food retail prices
Rob Vos, Division Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions, IFPRI (Presentation)

A Special Look at Rwanda
Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Republic of Rwanda (Presentation)

Rapid Fire Presentations
On Ethiopia: Zerihun Getachew Kelbore, Economist, Macroeconomics Trade and Investment Global Practice, World Bank (Presentation)
On Yemen: Sikandra Kurdi, Research Fellow, IFPRI (Presentation)
On Myanmar: Bart Minten, Senior Research Fellow/ Program Leader of the Myanmar Strategy Support, IFPRI (Presentation)
On Latin America and the Caribbean region: Valeria Piñeiro, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI (Presentation)

Moderator
Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

LINKS
Seminar Series: Food & Fertilizer Price Trends: Impacts On Global Food Security (https://www.ifpri.org/spotlight/food-fertilizers-and-nutrition-rising-prices-and-global-food-security)

COUNTRIES & REGIONS
Africa: https://www.ifpri.org/country/africa
Asia https://www.ifpri.org/country/asia
Latin America: https://www.ifpri.org/region/latin-america
Caribbean https://www.ifpri.org/region/caribbean
Yemen: https://www.ifpri.org/country/yemen
Rwanda: https://www.ifpri.org/country/rwanda
Ethiopia: https://www.ifpri.org/country/ethiopia
Myanmar: https://www.ifpri.org/country/myanmar
Guatemala: https://www.ifpri.org/country/guatemala
Ukraine: https://www.ifpri.org/country/ukraine

TOPICS
Food Security https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-security
Agriculture Production https://www.ifpri.org/topic/agriculture-production
COVID-19 https://www.ifpri.org/topic/covid-19
Climate Change https://www.ifpri.org/topic/climate-change
Governance https://www.ifpri.org/topic/governance
Gender https://www.ifpri.org/topic/gender
Poverty https://www.ifpri.org/topic/poverty

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/rising-global-commodity-prices-and-import-dependence-impacts-retail-food-prices-and-food

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Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture BOOK LAUNCH
Food for All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture
MAR 22, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT

Global levels of food security and nutrition have declined significantly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and conflict. Many developing countries are falling behind on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, yet global ambitions to achieve sustainable food security and adequate nutrition have grown. What are the prospects of achieving sustainable, healthy food for all? How can we best respond to concerns about growing differences in domestic agricultural and industrial performance among developing countries? How have global institutions, established after World War II, helped developing countries to deal with economic fallout from food, fuel, and financial crises?

Food for All explores how post-war developments have helped change the provision of international financial and technical assistance to support the global food and agriculture system and how developing countries' own efforts have contributed to this transformation. These developments and the increasing number of global actors have expanded and complicated global governance, presenting both opportunities and challenges for food systems. This volume analyzes the structure, coordination, and management of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), World Bank --the largest international funder of policy advice and investment projects, and CGIAR, a leading funder of international agricultural research.

This event features a panel discussion on key topics raised in Food for All such as global governance, food security and nutrition, poverty reduction, and gender. Following opening comments by Jo Swinnen and Uma Lele, David Spielman will comment on the changing global governance context for food security and nutrition and the role of CGIAR. David Bathrick will focus on the need for overarching strategies to facilitate the labor force’s transition from agriculture to other sectors in order to achieve poverty reduction for integrated agricultural and rural development. Nalishebo Meebelo will provide perspectives on Africa and gender. Shahid Rashid will speak on the evolution of the CGIAR–NARS relationship.

Opening Remarks
Johan Swinnen, Global Director, CGIAR Systems Transformation Science Group & Director General, IFPRI

Book Overview
Uma Lele, International Policy Expert and Development Economist and President, International Association of Agricultural Economists

Discussants
David Bathrick, Rural Growth Strategist, Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Minister Counselor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Nalishebo Meebelo, Executive Director at the Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) Secretariat
Shahidur Rashid, Director for South Asia, IFPRI
David Spielman, Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader-Rwanda, IFPRI

Moderator
Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI

LINKS
Food For All (E-Book) https://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198755173.pdf


COUNTRIES & REGIONS
Global https://www.ifpri.org/country/global

TOPICS
Food Security https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-security
Agriculture Production https://www.ifpri.org/topic/agriculture-production
COVID-19 https://www.ifpri.org/topic/covid-19
Climate Change https://www.ifpri.org/topic/climate-change
Governance https://www.ifpri.org/topic/governance
Gender https://www.ifpri.org/topic/gender
Poverty https://www.ifpri.org/topic/poverty

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/food-all-international-organizations-and-transformation-agriculture

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SDG 12.3 - Food Loss and Food Waste: A Once in a Generation Opportunity POLICY SEMINAR
SDG 12.3 - Food Loss and Food Waste: A Once in a Generation Opportunity
Co-organized by IFPRI, Embassy of Denmark, World Resource Institute, Champions 12.3; and with the collaboration of the World Food Forum
MAR 10, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EST

Every year about a third of all food produced is either lost during production, distribution, and processing or wasted at the retail and consumer level. With 811 million people facing hunger in 2020, this food loss and waste is egregious. Food loss and waste also has significant negative environmental impacts, accounting for almost 10 percent of global GHG emissions as well as a wasteful use of a quarter of the world’s freshwater resources and of farmland that exceeds the size of China. Sustainable Development Goal target 12.3 calls for halving per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses by 2030.

The 2021 UN Food Systems Summit highlighted the importance of reducing food loss and waste to achieve a sustainable food system and deliver on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But what are effective solutions for a livable planet and to guarantee sufficient and healthy food for future generations? What needs to change in production processes? What can and should consumers do? How can all generations get involved?

At this seminar, young changemakers associated with the World Food Forum will pose questions and engage in a dialogue with a panel of leaders from the farm, business, and policy communities to push forward the global discussion of workable solutions.

Welcome
Mikkel Dam Schwartz, Minister Counsellor Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Embassy of Denmark - Washington D.C

Opening Remarks
Rasmus Prehn, Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Denmark (pre-recorded video remarks)
Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI

Panel Discussion
Theo de Jager, President, World Farmer Organisation
Yolanda Kakabadse Former President, World Wildlife Fund International (WWF) and Former Minister of Environment for the Republic of Ecuador
Mette Lykke, CEO, Too Good to Go
Ken West, Reefer Digital Development Manager, MAERSK

Closing Remarks
Craig Hanson, Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Moderators
Rachel V. Brown, Co-founder and Executive Director, The Every Mikkle Foundation
Lisanne Van Oosterhoud, European Climate Pact Ambassador in Netherlands, European Union

LINKS
Embassy Of Denmark (https://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/danish-missions/embassy-of-denmark-in-the-us)
World Resource Institute (https://www.wri.org/)
Champions 12.3 (https://champions123.org/)
World Food Forum (http://www.world-food-forum.org/)

TOPICS
Food Systems (https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-systems)
Health (https://www.ifpri.org/topic/health)
Food Loss And Waste (https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-loss-and-waste)
Health (https://www.ifpri.org/topic/health)

More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/123-event-food-loss-and-food-waste

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