Enhancing Biodiversity and Resilience in Intensive Farming Systems
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
2d ago
Enhancing Biodiversity and Resilience in Intensive Farming Systems: Results from an ETH Zürich-IFPRI Collaborative study Co-organized by IFPRI, ETH Zürich, and Bayer DEC 6, 2022 - 10:00 TO 11:30AM EST The growth of our global food production capacity over the past century is unprecedented, and has been facilitated by advances in crop breeding, mechanization, intensification, and the application of chemical inputs. This has come at a cost in terms of biodiversity loss and land degradation. This apparent trade-off between productivity and environment can be resolved through adoption of new farmi ..read more
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La agricultura de las Américas en el camino a la COP27
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
3w ago
POLICY SEMINAR La agricultura de las Américas en el camino a la COP27: desafíos y oportunidades de la política pública Co-organized by IFPRI and Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) with support from USAID OCT 27, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT La Vigésimo séptima sesión de la Conferencia de las Partes (COP27) de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) se llevará a cabo en Sharm-El Sheik, Egipto entre el 6 y el 16 de noviembre del presente año. Ante esto y desde inicios desde este año, se ha venido trabajando con las autoridades Mini ..read more
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Ensuring a Focus on Women and Girls in the Global Food Crisis Response
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
1M ago
POLICY SEMINAR Ensuring a Focus on Women and Girls in the Global Food Crisis Response Co-organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Feed the Future Initiative, IFPRI, and the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform OCT 26, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT As the world scrambles to address the global food crisis, proposed measures may fail to meet the specific needs of women and girls and might worsen existing gender inequalities. Crisis responses, such as the provision of fertilizer subsidies or vouchers, are more likely to reach male heads of household. Other measures may add to ..read more
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Accelerated Action for Food Systems Resilience: Egypt’s plans for COP27 and the role of CGIAR
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
1M ago
SPECIAL EVENT Accelerated Action for Food Systems Resilience: Egypt’s plans for COP27 and the role of CGIAR CGIAR Borlaug Dialogue Side Event organized by IFPRI, ICARDA, and the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) This event is part of the Egypt NPS Seminar Series OCT 20, 2022 - 8:15 TO 9:45AM EDT Unprecedented extreme weather events linked to climate change are contributing to the current global food and energy price crisis and severely impacting livelihoods and food and nutrition security. In this context, expectations are high for the 27th Conference of the P ..read more
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Globalization and food security: What could 20 years of IFPRI research teach us?
IFPRI Podcast
by International Food Policy Research Institute
2M ago
POLICY SEMINAR Globalization and food security: What could 20 years of IFPRI research teach us? OCT 12, 2022 - 11:00AM TO 12:30PM EDT 2022 has been marked by another global food price crisis, the third in 20 years. As food systems have become more interconnected, the debate around globalization and food security has reemerged. Are we too interconnected? Are multilateral institutions the only way to tackle global challenges that require collective action, or is that belief fading? These questions are not new. This webinar will revisit them through the lens of Antoine Bouet’s work on global and ..read more
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Call for Action to Address the Global Food Security Crisis
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
2M ago
POLICY SEMINAR Call for Action to Address the Global Food Security Crisis OCT 5, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:00AM EDT The world is facing a potential food crisis worse than any seen since World War II. With Russia’s devastating war on Ukraine, a historic drought and heat wave in China, and an irregular monsoon season in South Asia, food supplies from several of the world’s largest granaries are highly uncertain and concerning. Global hunger has been rising since 2015, and the number of people facing acute, crisis-level food insecurity has doubled to well over 200 million. Famine is threatening the lives ..read more
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2022 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM): Leveraging Data to Improve Intra-Africa Food Trade
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
2M ago
POLICY SEMINAR 2022 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM): Leveraging Data to Improve Intra-Africa Food Trade Co-Organized by IFPRI and AKADEMIYA2063 SEP 27, 2022 - 9:30 TO 11:15AM EDT Africa’s agricultural trade capacity and policy are increasingly important as global volatility in agriculture and fertilizer markets is increasing risks for many importing and exporting countries. The 2022 edition of the Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor 2022 (AATM), a flagship of IFPRI and AKADEMIYA2063, analyzes short- and long-term trends and drivers of African agricultural trade flows, including regional p ..read more
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Press Briefing: Taking Stock of Global Food Security six months into the Ukraine-Russia Conflict
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
3M ago
MEDIA BRIEFING Taking Stock of Global Food Security six months into the Ukraine-Russia Conflict SEP 13, 2022 - 9:30 EDT More than six months after the 24 February invasion of Ukraine, the conflict endures, as do concerns about its impacts on global food security, particularly in low and middle-income countries. In an exclusive briefing for journalists, two senior economists at the International Food Policy Research Institute will provide updated analysis on global food security considerations, and answer questions about the potential short- and long-term impacts of the ongoing crisis. The brie ..read more
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The Ukraine crisis: Unraveling the impacts and policy responses in low- and middle- income countries
IFPRI Podcast
by International Food Policy Research Institute
3M ago
The conflict in Ukraine is having widespread deleterious impacts on the economies and food systems of many low- and middle-income countries. Rising prices for food, fuel, and fertilizer have raised pressing concerns about food security and poverty. To better understand the risks in specific countries, IFPRI researchers have modeled the impacts of prices of the fuel, fertilizer, and food price shocks on GDP, employment, poverty, hunger, and diet quality in 19 countries in Africa and Asia, and examined the relative cost effectiveness of different policy interventions. Please join us for a presen ..read more
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Nudging for Good: AI driven diagnostics and behavior change to improve diets and nutrition
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by International Food Policy Research Institute
4M ago
POLICY SEMINAR Nudging for Good: AI driven diagnostics and behavior change to improve diets and nutrition JUL 28, 2022 - 12:00 TO 2:00PM EDT Unhealthy diets are a critical global concern, but current dietary assessment methods are costly and challenging to implement. Mobile-phone-based interventions show some promise for improving nutrition data collection and dietary quality, especially for adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. The Nudging for Good project has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted mobile phone application, the Plant Village Food Recognition Assistan ..read more
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