Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Logistics

  • Where is IFPRI’s 2020 conference being held?
    Taj Palace Hotel, located in the Sardar Patel Marg Diplomatic Enclave, in New Delhi, India.
    Tel: (91-11) 2611 0202/ Fax: (91-11) 2611 0808, 2688 4848
    Website: Taj Palace Hotel
  • When is the conference?
    February 10 – 12, 2011.
  • Do I need to register for the conference ahead of time?
    Pre-registration is mandatory for security purposes, especially to be admitted into the inaugural session. Registration has now closed.
  • When does registration close?
    Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will not be available.
  • Can I bring a camera/phone/bag to the inaugural session on February 10?
    No. The following items cannot be brought into the inaugural session: handbags, briefcases, phones, pagers, cameras, transistors, digital diaries, arms, ammunition, and/or binoculars. Kindly leave these in your hotel room. Please only bring the invitation card and envelope that you will receive.
  • What do I do in an emergency?
    In the case of a life-threatening emergency, the emergency numbers in India are 100 for police, and 101 for a medical or fire emergency.
  • What will the weather be like in February?
    The average temperature for February is 7C (45F) - 21C (70F). There is generally low humidity and little rain during this time.
    For more information visit: BBC Weather - Average Conditions
  • I am unable to attend the conference in person.  How can I stay involved?
    There are many ways to get involved with the conference's online activities. You can comment on our blog entries on the main conference page or leave comments on the Knowledge Fair page when its full array of videos, powerpoints, and photos is launched in February. You can also comment on Twitter (hashtag #AgNutHealth) or on Facebook.

Travel and Accommodations

Side Events

  • What side events are occurring during the conference?
    All side events are listed at
  • Can I attend the side events?
    Unless noted “closed,” side sessions are open to all conference participants.
  • I am a side session organizer. Where can I ship materials for my side event?
    Please contact Sivan Yosef ( for more information.

Knowledge Fair

  • What is the Knowledge Fair?
    The Knowledge Fair is an exciting space devoted to exhibits, interactive displays, a presentation stage, video viewing seating area, social media station, and informal discussion groups. It will serve as a forum for networking, brainstorming, and collaborating across sectors. The Fair will begin at 10:00 am on February 10 and will end at 2:30 pm on February 12. It will be held in the Rani Bagh lawn area of the Taj Palace hotel.
  • How can I participate in the Knowledge Fair?
    • Attend any of our informal discussion groups held in the mornings of February 11 and 12. No advance confirmation or registration is necessary. A more detailed schedule for the discussion groups will be posted online later this month and will also be provided in the final conference program. The topics are as follows:
      1. Innovative metrics and tools
      2. Nutrition- and health-responsive agricultural technologies
      3. Social exclusion in research and practice
      4. Agriculture, nutrition, and health in the African context
      5. Agriculture, nutrition, and health in the Asian context
      6. Maternal and child health
    • Presentations: Presentation time slots have now filled up. Confirmed presenters will receive further instructions on their presentation, including scheduled time, later on this month.
    • Broadcast your thoughts on agriculture, nutrition, and health using our email stations
    • Leave messages for our program speakers at our participant's table
    • Share your ideas at our discussion easels
    • E-poster, video, and exhibit space has now filled up. Please check out these exciting features by visiting the Fair in-person or visiting virtually through the Knowledge Fair sub pages on this website
    Please contact Sivan Yosef ( for any further questions on the Knowledge Fair.