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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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PIM Webinar Series: Women in agriculture: Four myths

PIM Webinar on April 11, 2018, conducted by Cheryl Doss (University of Oxford), Agnes Quisumbing (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)) and Ruth Meinzen-Dick (IFPRI). Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality and women’s rights and at least 11 of the 17 SDGs require indicators related to gender dynamics. Despite the need for reliable indicators, stylized facts on women, agriculture, and the environment persist. During this webinar, presenters focused on four gender myths:1. 70% of the world’s poor are women2. Women produce 60 to 80% of the world’s food;3. Women own 1% of the world’s land; and4. Women are better stewards of the environment.More at http://bit.ly/GenderinAgMythsWebinar

1hr 10mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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IFPRI SPECIAL EVENT: Washington, DC Launch--2018 Global Report on Food Crises- 4/27/2018 - SFan

Closing Remarks: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI The Global Report on Food Crises provides food security and nutrition analyses from countries that are chronically vulnerable to food crises and have large populations facing acute food insecurity. The Report draws attention to rising levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly associated with conflict and the impact of extreme climate events. The 2018 Report provides the latest estimates of severe hunger in the world. Conflict and insecurity continued to be the primary drivers of food insecurity in 18 countries, where almost 74 million food-insecure people remain in need of urgent assistance.

28mins

2 May 2018

Rank #2

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IFPRI/UM Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: (Episode 2) From the farm to schoolhouse

Women play a huge role in producing our world’s food but are still marginalized in many countries. We find out how to create opportunities for women and girls in agriculture. One solution? Keep them in school.Interviewee:• Catherine Bertini, Professor, Syracuse University and 2003 World Food Prize LaureateCredits:Interviewer:• Nathalie LambrechtProducers: • Bella Herold• Nathalie Lambrecht• Andrew Jones• Zak Rosen• Sivan Yosef (executive producer)Editor: • Zak RosenMusic: • Free Music Archive

13mins

19 Jun 2017

Rank #3

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IFPRI Policy Seminar: The cocoa coast – 3/8/2018 - S.Kolavalli

IFPRI Policy Seminar: The cocoa coast: The board-managed cocoa sector in Ghana – 3/8/2018Speaker: Shashidhara Kolavalli, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRIAfter almost 20 years of declining cocoa production, Ghana has been able in the last decade to increase the share of export prices going to producers, more than doubling production. Contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions, these accomplishments were achieved through reforms but without liberalization of domestic and export marketing.The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana seeks to understand the success of a sector that was not liberalized.

19mins

10 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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IFPRI Policy Seminar: Advancing Research (and Policy) on Nutrition and Agric. – 2/22/2018 - L.Elder

The agricultural sector has long been viewed as a major driver of poverty reduction and food security in developing countries, but is now increasingly asked to contribute to reducing the global burden of undernutrition. The linkages between agriculture and nutrition are complex, however, and not well informed by a strong and relevant evidence base.This seminar presented results from an IFPRI-led project - “Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture (AReNA)” - designed to advance this evidence base and address strategic policy questions on how agricultural policies can help improve human nutrition.Panelist• Leslie K. Elder, Senior Nutrition Specialist, Global Financing Facility, World Bank Group

9mins

25 Feb 2018

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IFPRI SPECIAL EVENT: 2018 Global Food Policy Report - 3/20/2018 - DNierenberg

Panelist Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge—and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018.

8mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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IFPRI/UM Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: (Episode 1) Grasshopper a la mode

Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects. We talk to a scientist from Ghana who has one mission: to put edible insects on every dining table around the world in the next 10 years.Interviewee: • Jacob Anankware, Post-doctoral Scholar in environmental sciences and Founder and CEO, AnePaare Farms.Credits:Interviewer: • Isa KujawskiProducers: • Isa Kujawski • Andrew Jones• Zak Rosen• Sivan Yosef (executive producer)Editor: • Zak RosenMusic: • Free Music Archive

12mins

13 Jun 2017

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IFPRI/UM Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: (Episode 0) Introduction

Can we really rid the world of hunger and malnutrition in under a decade? This podcast series reports on the successes that can get us there, like how one country recruited communities to locally treat child malnutrition or biofortification’s road to reaching 20 million people with healthy crops. It also explores exciting ideas, like putting insects on every dining room table or keeping every girl in school. Together, the episodes tell the story of how small and large movements—and everyday people—can help us achieve a food- and nutrition-secure world.

1min

13 Jun 2017

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IFPRI SPECIAL EVENT: 2018 Global Food Policy Report - 3/20/2018 - DGlickman

Panelist Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge—and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018.

8mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #9

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IFPRI PolSem: The changing challenges of hidden hunger - 02/03/2020

Current global challenges in malnutrition and other development goals call for integrated, multi-sectoral approaches focusing on the entire food system, leading to healthier and sustainable diets for all. Among these challenges is micronutrient deficiency, known as “hidden hunger.” Micronutrients—vitamins and minerals needed in only very small quantities but with huge impacts on human health and development—are a key component of healthy diets.With shifts in food access, eating habits, and climate, hidden hunger is an increasingly common serious health problem for billions of people globally, including in situations of food excess. Unfortunately, most food system approaches pay too little attention to micronutrients, and the global health and development community lacks a basic understanding of how food systems can contribute to the micronutrient quality of diets.For more details about the seminar visit: https://www.ifpri.org/event/changing-challenges-hidden-hunger-micronutrients-within-nutrition-and-development-landscapesKeynote SpeakerSaskia Osendarp, Executive Director, Micronutrient ForumPanelistsRobert Bertram, Chief Scientist in Bureau for Food Security, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Erick Boy, Head of Nutrition, HarvestPlusRoland Kupka, Senior Adviser, Nutrition Section, UNICEF Marie Ruel, Director of Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRIKristin Sundell, Senior Advocacy Specialist, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) ModeratorRajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General’s Office, IFPRI

1hr 26mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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IFPRI Seminar: Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets - 2/14/19 - SHendriks

IFPRI Policy Seminar: Transforming Food Systems to Deliver Healthy, Sustainable Diets : The View from the World’s Science Academies - 2/14/2019Speaker: Sheryl L Hendriks, Head, Department and Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa; & Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria, South AfricaThe InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network of science academies, recently brought together regional networks of science academies from four continents—Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. This project aimed to spark a new global commitment to research the opportunities and challenges facing food and nutrition security and agriculture today.This seminar will provide details on the scope and priorities of the IAP project, the regional perspectives of participants, and a global synthesis. During the discussion, participants will explore mutual interests in increasing the sciences’ contribution to informed policy development, innovation, and practice.

11mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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IFPRI/UM Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: (Episode 7) On the road to 1 billion

How do you get extra boosts of vitamin A, iron, or zinc to 20 million people, without a pill? It’s called biofortification, and the scientists behind it just won the World Food Prize. We talk with one of them about how biofortification could soon feed 1 billion people. Interviewee: • Howdy Bouis, Founder, HarvestPlus and 2016 World Food Prize LaureateCredits:Interviewer:• Hollie KicinskiProducers: • Grace Heymsfield• Hollie Kicinski• Andrew Jones• Zak Rosen• Sivan Yosef (executive producer)Editor: • Zak RosenMusic: • Free Music Archive

12mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #12

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IFPRI Policy Seminar: Advancing Research (and Policy) on Nutrition and Agric. – 2/22/2018 - M.Ruel

The agricultural sector has long been viewed as a major driver of poverty reduction and food security in developing countries, but is now increasingly asked to contribute to reducing the global burden of undernutrition. The linkages between agriculture and nutrition are complex, however, and not well informed by a strong and relevant evidence base.This seminar presented results from an IFPRI-led project - “Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture (AReNA)” - designed to advance this evidence base and address strategic policy questions on how agricultural policies can help improve human nutrition.Welcome Remarks:Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

6mins

25 Feb 2018

Rank #13

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Managing natural resources for sustainable production systems – 2/28/2018 - K.Macours

Karen Macours, Professor, Paris School of Economics and Chair, Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the ISPC In 2015-16, the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment commissioned a set of studies to document the adoption and impact of five well-recognized natural resource practices that were developed, adapted, and promoted by CGIAR centers, research programs and its partners. The practices—conservation agriculture, fertilizer tree systems, alternate wetting and drying (AWD), integrated soil fertility management (ISFM), and micro-dosing of fertilizer—were all expected to enjoy large-scale acceptance among smallholder farmers where they were promoted in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Results have landed and they are sobering. The low adoption rates reported by these studies provide an important reality check on the returns to some natural resources management (NRM) research investments, and suggests the need to rethink the impact pathways through which NRM research is expected to contribute to sustainable development outcomes—outcomes that nonetheless depend acutely on changes in the way we manage scarce natural resources. This policy seminar provides insights from economics, integrated landscape strategies, and geospatial analytics to recommend ways forward for NRM research that most effectively contribute to the development of sustainable production systems, while also highlighting innovative methods and tools to evaluate adoption and impact more precisely.

17mins

1 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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IFPRI SPECIAL EVENT: 2018 Global Food Policy Report - 3-20-2018 - SFan

KEYNOTE: Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge—and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018.

12mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #15

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IFPRI Policy Seminar: Argentina’s G20 Presidency - Feb 21, 2018 - Panel Discussion

What should we expect from Argentina’s G20 presidency? This roundtable event will highlight the challenges and expectations for 2018, focusing on trade, food security, and sustainable agriculture. Participants will look at the new presidency’s priorities, the outcomes of the Think20 (T20) inception workshop, and the lessons learned from the German presidency. Argentine president Mauricio Macri has said that his country will place development, fairness, and sustainability at the forefront of the G20 agenda. As reflected in this year’s theme, “Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development,” Argentina’s presidency is aiming to build consensus among the world’s major powers for fair and sustainable development to help generate equal opportunities for all people and advance efforts to eradicate poverty.To that end, the T20 task force on food security and sustainable agriculture is working to identify themes and ideas that could improve sustainable food production systems and enhance food security and nutrition. The task force is also investigating which agricultural practices best support sustainable management of natural resources. Speakers• Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, Head, Latin American and Caribbean Program , IFPRI• Astrid Jakobs de Padua, Minister Counselor, Food and Agriculture, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany--Washington• David Laborde Debucquet, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI• Agustín Tejeda Rodriguez, Chief Economist, Buenos Aires Grain Exchange• Maximo Torero, Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, World Bank GroupModeratorValeria Pineiro, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI

49mins

22 Feb 2018

Rank #16

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IFPRI/UM Podcast Series on Ending Hunger and Malnutrition: (Episode 5) A million house calls

The year is 2002. Malawi is experiencing widespread hunger, and hundreds of thousands of children are malnourished. The country’s solution? Instead of taking kids to faraway health clinics, bring the treatment to them. Interviewee: • Regine Kopplow, Senior Nutrition and Food Security Adviser, Concern Worldwide• Meghan Anson, Nutrition Advocacy Officer, Concern WorldwideCredits:Interviewer: • Grace HeymsfieldProducers: • Rina Hisamatsu• Grace Heymsfield• Andrew Jones• Zak Rosen• Sivan Yosef (executive producer)Editor: • Zak RosenMusic: • Free Music Archive

12mins

11 Jul 2017

Rank #17

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IFPRI Policy Seminar: The cocoa coast – 3/8/2018 - S.Sethi

IFPRI Policy Seminar: The cocoa coast: The board-managed cocoa sector in Ghana – 3/8/2018 Panelist: Simran Sethi, Fellow, Institute for Food and Development PolicyAfter almost 20 years of declining cocoa production, Ghana has been able in the last decade to increase the share of export prices going to producers, more than doubling production. Contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions, these accomplishments were achieved through reforms but without liberalization of domestic and export marketing.The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana seeks to understand the success of a sector that was not liberalized.

8mins

10 Mar 2018

Rank #18

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IFPRI PolSem: Food Systems Dashboard: How it will work - 01/27/2020

Our food systems are bankrupting our health systems, accelerating climate change and using natural resources in an unsustainable way. Most people agree they need to be transformed to change this. But how? Food systems are complex and offer many entry points for change. In addition, the data to describe food systems and their performance is scattered and not interoperable. In effect we are flying blind in our journey to change food systems for the better.The Food System Dashboard (https://bioethics.jhu.edu/research-and-outreach/projects/global-food/current-projects/the-food-systems-dashboard/ ), developed by GAIN and Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with iTech Mission, University of Michigan, and Euromonitor, responds to this challenge. It brings together extant data from public and private sources to help decision makers diagnose their food systems and identify all their levers of change and the ones that need to be pulled first. Following presentation of the Food Systems Dashboard, commentatotors will reflect on data and indicators as well as on implications for developing countries.Speakers- Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Global Food & Agricultural Policy and Ethics; Director for Johns Hopkins Global Food Ethics and Policy Program, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)- Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)- Arun Kapuria, CEO, iTech MissionDiscussant- Inge Brouwer, Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition Security, Wageningen University & Research, and A4NH Flagship Leader of Food Systems for Healthier Diets- Olivier Ecker, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI- Gina Kennedy, Theme leader, Diet Diversity for Nutrition and Health, Bioversity InternationalModerator- John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

1hr 6mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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IFPRI SPECIAL EVENT: 2018 Global Food Policy Report -3/20/2018 - CBertini

Panelist: Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; and Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Antiglobalism was on the rise in 2017. What will that mean for food security and nutrition? IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report examines the impacts of global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge—and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. This seventh annual report also provides perspective on the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018.

7mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #20