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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.
 
The Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR) is the research division of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of SAIS faculty, students and scholars. BIPR SeminarCasts are made available to the public with the goal of providing a pivotal forum for thought and debate in international public policy.
 
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POLICY SEMINARLocal vs Global? The role of trade in building food system resilienceJAN 13, 2021 - 09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM ESTAs the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the global economy and put pressure on food supply chains, debate has resurged about the role of trade in protecting food security. Though food supply chains have proved fairl…
 
Virtual Event - CGIAR COVID-19 Hub: Supporting National Responses to a Global PandemicCo-Organized by IFPRI and CGIAR COVID-19 HubJAN 12, 2021 - 09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM ESTAs the global leader in agricultural research, CGIAR took action in the earliest days of the pandemic to counter the potentially devastating impact on food security and nutrition wo…
 
The coronavirus outbreak has affected trade in food and farm goods, imperiling efforts to reduce hunger and malnutrition and adding to pressure already on the farm sector from climate change. The pandemic-induced postponement of the WTO’s next ministerial conference and ongoing tensions among major economies have affected both the substance and pro…
 
Giulia Crescini, Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), Italy, America Hernandez, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), US and Alexandra Malangone, Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development (CCSDD), Italy, discussed "Legalization of Migrant Workers under Covid 19: A Tale of Two Countries" in a SAIS Europe webinar on D…
 
This webinar organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and Food Security Portal on December 11, 2020 shares results of recent studies in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India on how food value chains are responding to COVID-19. Kalle Hirvonen (IFPRI) presents findings from a study on food consumption and food secur…
 
Virtual Event - The African Continental Free Trade Area: How will economic distribution change?DEC 15, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 10:45 AM ESTIn early 2021, African countries will begin implementing the much-anticipated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Africa-wide elimination of tariffs will encourage regional integration to a degree never…
 
Closing Remarks and Way ForwardDecember 08, 2020Speaker:Dr. Clemens Breisinger, MENA and Egypt Program Leader and Senior Research Fellow, IFPRILINKS:Symposium Policy Notes (in Englisha and Arabic): https://ebrary.ifpri.org/digital/collection/p15738coll2/search/searchterm/Symposium%20policy%20note/field/title/mode/all/conn/and/order/title/ad/ascOthe…
 
Session 2: Digitalization of agricultural services and policy analysisDecember 08, 2020Brief overview of key recommendations from policy note:Ms. Yumna Kassim, IFPRIPresentation of Monitoring Agricultural Projects in Egypt (MAP Egypt)Ms. Hagar ElDidi, IFPRICommentator:Dr. Ismail El Faramawy, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and Developmen…
 
Session 1: Promoting food system transformation and resilience post-COVID 19December 08, 2020Brief overview of key recommendations from policy notesDr. Mariam Raouf, IFPRI and Mr. Hosam Ibrahim, IFPRICommentators:Dr. Mouchera Karara, the Ministry of Planning and Economic DevelopmentDr. Abla Abdel Latif, Egyptian Center for Economic StudiesBrief ove…
 
Opening Remarks: Impact of policy research and lessons for post-COVID developmentDecember 08, 2020Speakers:H.E. Dr. Hala El-Said, Minister of Planning and Economic DevelopmentH.E. Dr. Nivine Elkabbag, Minister of Social SolidarityDr. Saad Mousa, General Supervisor of Foreign Agricultural Relations, Ministry of Agriculture and Land ReclamationMs. Le…
 
Global nutrition priorities, financing, and governance have evolved significantly over the last two decades. The translation of scientific evidence and cross-sector program data and experience has played a leading role in this evolution. But evidence alone is insufficient to stimulate broad-based action and enduring nutrition change.At the 30th ann…
 
Publishing Agricultural Development Research in Social Science Journals: Writing and Responding to Referee ReportsPIM WebinarDecember 7, 2020This PIM Webinar Co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), and African Women in Agricultural Research and De…
 
Virtual Event - Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment: How Can WTO Members Support Recovery and Resilience in Africa (English panel)?Co-Organized by IFPRI, Akademiya2063, and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)DEC 8, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 10:30 AM ESTThe coronavirus outbreak has affected trade in food and far…
 
Intra-African trade—especially agricultural trade—is much larger than official statistics suggest. In West Africa, an estimated 30 percent of staple foods cross borders informally, and informal trade across some African borders—particularly for perishable foods like fruits and vegetables—far exceeds formal trade. Recent initiatives have made great …
 
Virtual Event - Food Policy Research and Capacity Development in EurasiaCo-Organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), World Bank Group, and IFPRIStrengthening policy research and analytical capacity in Eurasia is critical for the region’s agricultural transformation and for development of inclusive food systems. A recent program sup…
 
The world is facing a new nutrition reality in which persistent undernutrition and escalating overweight and obesity coexist within countries, communities, households, and individuals. This double burden of malnutrition brings a set of new challenges for policy and programming.This seminar presented new global evidence on the magnitude of the doubl…
 
This webinar, the 2nd in the series “Publishing Agricultural Development Research in Social Science Journals”, offers a panel discussion amongst editors or associate editors of leading journals, addressing what they look for in submissions, how to avoid “desk rejections”, how to handle reviews, proofing, and publicizing articles. More info about th…
 
Virtual Event - Information Needs for Food Crisis Risk Early Warning: The Role of the Food Security PortalCo-Organized by IFPRI and the Food Security Portal (FSP)NOV 24, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM ESTPersistent drivers of food insecurity and acute hunger—conflict, climate shocks, and environmental shocks—have been compounded in 2020 by the COVID-1…
 
This PIM webinar was recorded November 25, 2020 and convened by Farmer Managed Irrigation System Promotion Trust (FMIST - https://fmistnepal.wordpress.com/), Nepal; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-http://www.ifpri.org/); International Water Management Institute (IWMI- https://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/); CGIAR Research Programs on Poli…
 
Panel discussion on "Business and Human Rights in the Agri-food Industry: The Case of Migrant Workers" in a SAIS Europe webinar on November 23, 2020. Featuring: Nina Luzzatto Gardner - Chair, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, US, Sara Pennicino, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe; University of Padua, Italy, Laura Safer Espinoza, Fair Food Standards…
 
Virtual Event - Food and Agricultural Trade in the New Policy Environment: How Can WTO Members Support Economic Recovery and Resilience in Latin America and the Caribbean?Co-Organized by IFPRI, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)The coronavirus outbreak has a…
 
This PIM Webinar co-organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the CGIAR Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA), and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), was recorded on November 23, 2020, the 1st in the series “Publishing Agricultural Development Research in Social Science J…
 
Le commerce des denrées alimentaires et des produits agricoles a été affecté par la pandémie du COVID-19, mettant en péril les efforts visant à faire progresser la lutte contre la faim et la malnutrition conformément au cadre défini par les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD). En même temps, le secteur agricole subit une pression croissante po…
 
Andrea Presbitero, Vera and Stefano Zamagni Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Italy, discusses "Access to Credit under the Microscope: Financial Inclusion from Microfinance to Fintech" on October 22, in a SAIS Europe webinar.By Andrea Presbitero
 
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting pressures on public finances and donor resources are necessitating stark trade-offs among different policy priorities within the agriculture sector and across the food system. In what ways has the pandemic altered the balance of power among urban and rural populations, the state and privat…
 
Against the background of worldwide trade disruptions due to COVID-19, IFPRI and AKADEMIYA2063 are launching the third annual Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM), the leading comprehensive report on African agricultural trade flows and policies. The report's authors will discuss emerging trends in African countries’ trade flows and compositions…
 
RH Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada, discusses "Democracy, Justice, Leadership, and Gender: Global Politics and Public Service from the Cold War to the 21st Century" at SAIS Europe on October 15, 2020.By RH Kim Campbell
 
This is a recording of an IFPRI hosted a side event at the World Food Prize 2020 Borlaug Dialogue.The session addresses COVID-19 and Developing-Country Responses, presenting country and regional perspectives including from China, India, Africa south of the Sahara, and a global perspective.Speakers offered brief perspectives followed by an engaging …
 
China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic powerhouse.Authors Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell draw on extensive surveys on the ground in China and reveal that while China may be the second-largest economy in the world, its labor force has one of the lowest levels of educati…
 
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe hosted the virtual launch of the book edited by SAIS Europe Professor Nina Hall "Reimagining New Zealand's Role in the World". The book co-authors participated in the discussion: Fairlie Chappuis - Max Harris - Tina Ngata - Tulia Thompson.By Fairlie Chappuis - Nina Hall - Max Harris - Tina Ngata - Tulia Thompson
 
Ethiopia has experienced impressive agricultural growth and poverty reduction, stemming in part from substantial public investments in agriculture. Yet, the agriculture sector now faces increasing land and water constraints along with other challenges to growth. Growth in the agriculture sector remains essential to continued poverty reduction in Et…
 
Too often, research aiming to inform public policies or strengthen institutions for effective policy implementation remains disconnected from the real political economy of policy and institutional reform. This webinar introduces a new rubric to assess opportunities for research partnerships that navigate this complex terrain of power and leverage s…
 
The economic shocks of COVID-19 on global markets have left the African continent, along with its producers and consumers, distinctly vulnerable. This seminar will examine how changes in global food trade since the pandemic have impacted African food systems, regional supply chains and food access. Presenters discussed the potential long-term risks…
 
Virtual Book LaunchAgricultural Extension: Global Status and Performance in Selected CountriesSEPT 10, 2020 - 09:30 AM TO 11:00 AM EDTThis book provides a global overview of agricultural extension and advisory services, assesses and compares extension systems at the national and regional levels, examines the performance of extension approaches in a…
 
This policy seminar was recorded Aug. 18,. 2020.Efforts to improve food security and nutrition have contributed to dramatic declines in forest and other natural ecosystems and rapid increases in contact rates between human and wild and domestic animals. Since 1940, agricultural drivers were associated with more than one quarter of all infectious di…
 
Virtual Event - COVID-19’s Short-term Impacts on Economies, Food Systems and Poverty in African and Asian Countries: Economywide Estimates from Economywide ModelsCo-Organized by IFPRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM)This seminar was recorded on August 11, 2020.Developing countries responded to COVID-19 by …
 
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