Archives for January 2011

Program, Side Events, and Knowledge Fair!

The IFPRI 2020 Conference Program has just gone to press in preparation for the inaugural event now only 10 days away!  The conference event will feature over 150 leading figures from agriculture, nutrition, health, and other related sectors in 5 plenary sessions and 15 parallel sessions. These exciting sessions will give over 900 conference participants the opportunity to interact together and develop solutions.

Alongside the conference program, more than a dozen side sessions have been organized. Session topics will highlight innovative tools, breakthrough research and technology initiatives, and unique programs to bridge the sectors. For detailed information about the sessions, please visit: You can find out more information about each session by downloading the flyer below its title.

The Knowledge Fair is a new platform for networking, brainstorming, and collaborating across the sectors. Gain fresh ideas through “Rapid Fire” presentations, multimedia displays, and discussion groups. Check out the Knowledge Fair schedule here:

Testing all experts!

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Test your knowledge on agriculture, nutrition, and health through our new fun interactive quiz. The current score to beat is 17!

Conference Issue Brochure is Now Available

"Most people would say that agriculture is for growing food, and on one level, they are right. The point of agriculture doesn’t stop there, however. At a deeper level, the purpose of agriculture is not just to grow crops and livestock, but to grow healthy, well-nourished people."

To read the entire 2020 Conference Issue Brochure, visit:

Underwood highlights the role of women in agriculture

“Women are a major part of the agricultural system in so many countries,” said Barbara Underwood, retired adjunct professor of Nutrition at Columbia University and 2020 Conference Advisory Committee member, during a conversation with the 2020 team. Improving women’s nutritional and health status strongly influences the well-being of families, and moreover, of future generations.