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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.

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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.

    IFPRI Book Launch: COVID-19 & Global Food Security

    IFPRI Book Launch: COVID-19 & Global Food Security

    BOOK LAUNCH: COVID-19 & Global Food Security

    The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries. COVID-19 & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, employment, and a variety of policy interventions, as well as reflections on how we can use these lessons to better prepare for future pandemics. These pieces draw on a combination of conceptual arguments, global and country-level simulation models, in-country surveys, case studies, and expert opinions. Together, they present a comprehensive picture of the current and potential impact of COVID-19 and the world’s policy responses on global food and nutrition security.

    This book launch was recorded Aug. 4, 2020, featured presenters sharing how we can use these lessons to better prepare for the impact of future pandemics on global food and nutrition security.

    This seminar
    Keynote Speakers:
    John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)
    Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

    Panelists:
    Michael Gude, Global Vice President, R&D Foods, Unilever
    Purvi Mehta , Senior Advisor & Head of Agriculture (SA), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF-Asia)
    Purnima Menon, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    Apollos Nwafor, Vice President, Policy and State Capability, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
    Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Moderator:
    Katarlah Taylor, Events Manager, IFPRI

    Related links:
    Book: COVID-19 and Global Food Security: https://www.ifpri.org/publication/covid-19-and-global-food-security

    IFPRI Resources And Analyses Of COVID-19 Impact: https://www.ifpri.org/covid-19

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/virtual-event-covid-19-global-food-security

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Evolving effects of COVID-19 on poverty and food security: What are we learning from China?

    Evolving effects of COVID-19 on poverty and food security: What are we learning from China?

    Virtual Event - Evolving effects of COVID-19 on poverty and food security: What are we learning from China?
    JUL 28, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 10:45 AM EDT

    After the COVID-19 outbreak began in December in Hubei Province, China locked down many areas to control the spread of the disease, and the economy ground to halt. Since the easing of restrictions in April, life has largely returned to normal and many economic activities have resumed. However, the lockdowns have had significant—and still not well-understood—impacts on livelihoods and food security.

    Join us for this session where presenters will explore short-term and mid-term impacts on Chinese SMEs, villages and rural households, vulnerable groups, and food value chains.

    Opening Remarks:
    Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

    Speakers:
    Kevin Chen, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    Xinshen Diao, Deputy Division Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI
    Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

    Concluding Perspectives:
    Shenggen Fan, Senior Chair Professor, China Agricultural University (CAU)

    Moderator:
    Katarlah Taylor, Events Manager, IFPRI

    Related websites:
    IFPRI Resources And Analyses Of COVID-19 Impact: https://www.ifpri.org/covid-19

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/virtual-event-evolving-effects-covid-19-poverty-and-food-security-what-are-we-learning-china

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    IFPRI Policy Seminar: The European Green Deal

    IFPRI Policy Seminar: The European Green Deal

    Virtual Event - The European Green Deal: The Force of the EU's Farm to Fork Strategy and Biodiversity Strategy to Build Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
    Co-Organized by the European Commission and IFPRI

    The “Farm to Fork” Strategy, adopted by the European Commission on 20th May, 2020, is part of the Commission’s Green Deal and integral to Europe’s ambitious response to climate change and environmental challenges along the food chain. It reflects the ongoing transformation of food systems worldwide and the goal of making Europe’s food system the gold standard for sustainability.

    Along with the “Biodiversity Strategy”, the European Union seeks to demonstrate that green best practices can be successful in jointly increasing economic efficiency and environmental and climate sustainability in European and global agriculture.

    Hear the presenters share on the link between “Farm to Fork”, the future of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and the international dimension.

    Opening Remarks:
    Johan Swinnen, Director General IFPRI

    Panel Discussion:
    Sabine Juelicher, Director Food and Feed Safety, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    John Clarke, Director International Relations, Directorate-General for Agriculture, European Commission
    Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director Natural Capital, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission

    Moderator:
    Valeria Piñeiro, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI

    Related websites:
    European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/virtual-event-european-green-deal-force-eus-farm-fork-strategy-and-biodiversity-strategy-build

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    IFPRI Resources on the following topics:

    -Agriculture Production: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/agriculture-production
    -Climate Change: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/climate-change
    -Environment And Natural Resources: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/environment-and-natural-resources
    -Food Security: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-security
    -Food Systems: https://www.ifpri.org/topic/food-systems

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A High-Level Discussion on the Key Findings of 2020 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World

    A High-Level Discussion on the Key Findings of 2020 State of Food Security & Nutrition in the World

    Virtual Event - Transforming Food Systems for Affordable, Healthy and Sustainable Diets for All: A High-Level Discussion on the Key Findings of the 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report
    Co-Organized by FAO North America and IFPRI

    The 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report highlights the most recent and authoritative estimates of the extent of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition around the world. The Report calls for a transformative change in food systems to ensure healthy and affordable diets for all, a sine qua non for eliminating hunger and malnutrition.

    As the 2030 deadline looms, SOFI 2020 gauges whether #ZeroHunger remains achievable by tracking countries' performance and trajectory to offer a tiered assessment of the likelihood of success.

    The seminar was a high-level discussion with distinguished speakers, including Members of the US Congress and the Directors-General of FAO and IFPRI, on the report’s key findings as well as the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food and nutrition security.

    High-Level Remarks:
    Qu Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

    Special Remarks:
    Congressman Jim McGovern, 2nd District of Massachusetts and Co-Chair of the House Hunger

    Keynote Speaker:
    Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and SDG Advocate for UN SG Antonio Guterres

    Presentation of Report's Key Findings:
    Máximo Torero, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Panel Discussion:
    Anna Herforth, Tufts Affiliate and Senior Research Associate, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
    Anna Lartey, Director, Nutrition, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

    Closing Remarks:
    Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America

    Moderator:
    Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America

    Related websites and publication:

    FAO North America: http://www.fao.org/north-america/en/

    IFPRI Resources And Analyses Of COVID-19 Impact: https://www.ifpri.org/covid-19

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/virtual-event-transforming-food-systems-affordable-healthy-and-sustainable-diets-all-high

    The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report: http://www.fao.org/publications/sofi/2020/en/

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    IFPRI Policy SeminarHindsight is 2020: Reflecting on IFPRI’s ‘2020 Vision Initiative’

    IFPRI Policy SeminarHindsight is 2020: Reflecting on IFPRI’s ‘2020 Vision Initiative’

    POLICY SEMINAR
    Hindsight is 2020: Reflecting on IFPRI’s ‘2020 Vision Initiative’
    JUL 8, 2020

    Launched in 1993, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative set out to develop and promote a shared vision to eradicate hunger and malnutrition while protecting the environment and to catalyze global action. Through this initiative, IFPRI hosted a landmark series of high-profile conferences, workshops, and meetings to generate debate; produced an array of publications and communication products to inform the global discourse; developed an innovative program to strengthen agricultural economics training in Africa; and much more. The initiative was championed by three of IFPRI’s director generals and spearheaded by Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI Director of Communications and Public Affairs, for more than 15 years.

    As we reach the halfway mark in 2020, how far have we come in realizing the 2020 vision? Join us on July 8 as a distinguished panel of three former IFPRI directors general and Rajul Pandya-Lorch, who will be retiring on July 9, reflect on the initiative’s achievements and look forward to emerging challenges and opportunities for improving food security and nutrition, reducing poverty, and sustainably managing natural resources. The panel will be followed by several brief presentations on more specific elements of the initiative, its impacts, and where progress is still needed, followed by closing remarks from IFPRI’s current director general.

    Opening Remarks:
    Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General's Office, IFPRI

    Panel Discussion:
    Shenggen Fan, Senior Chair Professor, China Agricultural University (CAU) (and former IFPRI Director General)
    Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus and Graduate School Professor, Cornell University (and former IFPRI Director General)
    Joachim von Braun, Director of the Department for Economic and Technological Change, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn (and former IFPRI Director General)

    Rapid Fire Presentations:
    Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
    Robert Paarlberg, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
    Mark Rosegrant, Research Fellow Emeritus, IFPRI

    Closing Remarks:
    Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

    Moderator:
    Laura Zseleczky, Program Manager, IFPRI

    Related website: IFPRI 2020 Vision: https://www.ifpri.org/program/2020-vision

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/hindsight-2020-reflecting-ifpris-%E2%80%982020-vision-initiative%E2%80%99

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    IFPRI PolSem: How are food businesses coping with COVID-19 and its aftermath? 6/30/2020

    IFPRI PolSem: How are food businesses coping with COVID-19 and its aftermath? 6/30/2020

    IFPRI Policy Seminar - Virtual Event - How are food businesses coping with COVID-19 and its aftermath?

    Concern is growing that the global outbreak of COVID-19, already a health crisis, could turn into a food crisis. In poor countries, the need for food assistance could increase dramatically, and in some rich nations too, the pandemic has put many at risk of hunger.

    Food supply chains have largely continued to function, but private operators have faced some serious disruptions—including closure of bars, restaurants, hotels, and schools as well as shifts in consumer demand. Some sub-sectors, especially fruits and vegetables and meat packing and processing, have suffered supply chain disruptions because of COVID-19 infections, logistics problems, and/or unavailability of seasonal workers. Such disruptions have caused both significant food loss and waste and reduced availability of the affected foods to consumers.

    Without food, there can be no health. With this stark warning, this seminar will look at: How should governments balance the need to protect lives from COVID-19 and the need to protect livelihoods? What food sector innovations and changes (automatization, e-commerce) are being introduced to ensure food supply chains can function without disruption as we fight COVID-19? How can “green lanes” be created for seasonal and migrant labor to work safely in food production? How are private food businesses adjusting to shifts in food demand and food safety requirements, on the one hand, and risks of supply chain disruptions, on the other?

    Speakers:
    Steven Bartholomeusz, Policy Director, Food Industry Asia (FIA)
    Robbert de Vreede, Executive Vice-President, Global Foods, Unilever
    Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, CEO, Coldhubs Nigeria
    Thomas Reardon, Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
    Johan Swinnen, Director General, IFPRI

    Closing Remarks:
    Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI

    Moderator:
    Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General's Office, IFPRI

    Related website: IFPRI Resources and Analyses of COVID-19 Impact: www.ifpri.org/covid-19

    More on the seminar: https://www.ifpri.org/event/virtual-event-how-are-food-businesses-coping-covid-19-and-its-aftermath

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    • 1 hr 33 min

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