International Conference on Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia Featured

Published in Archive 2017-2018

International Conference on Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia Featuring IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report

June 1, 2018

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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On June 1, 2018, the International Conference on Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia featuring IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report took place at Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). The event was organized in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC.

IFPRI's 2018 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) provides an overview of the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018 at the global and regional levels. This year's flagship report looks at the impacts of greater global integration—including the movement of goods, investment, people, and knowledge—and the threat of current antiglobalization pressures. The conference focused on policy challenges, issues, and research priorities related to agriculture, food and nutrition security in Central Asia and beyond. Tashkent has been chosen for the first time as a venue for the presentation of the Global Food Policy Report, which will also take place in 13 other world capitals this year including Washington, Geneva, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow, and Beijing.

For a summary of the report and the chapter on Central Asian countries, please click links.

For more information on the report, please visit: http://gfpr.ifpri.info/###

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PRESENTATIONS

Opening Session and Welcome Notes

Moderator and opening remarks: Dr. Komiljon Karimov, Rector, Westminster International University in Tashkent

Dr. Vladimir Norov, Director of the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
• Prof. Sherzod Zakirhodjaev, Director of National Dietology (Nutrition) Center, Tashkent Medical Academy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA

Session 1: Launch of the 2018 Global Food Policy Report – Highlights and Reflections on Central Asian countries

• Mrs. Helena Fraser, UNDP Resident Representative in Uzbekistan
Mr. Olivier Durand, Senior Agricultural Economist, The World Bank, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Session 2: Panel Discussion on the Role of Agriculture and Food Systems in Structural Transformation and Nutrition

• Mr. Dilshod Khidirov, Senior Agricultural Development Specialist, The World Bank
• Dr. Khasan Mamarasulov, Head of Structural Transformation in Agriculture Department, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
• Dr. Norkul Hushmotov, Chief Scientific Secretary, Scientific Production Center for Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Prof. Sherzod Zakirhodjaev, Director of National Dietology (Nutrition) Center, Tashkent Medical Academy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
• Mr. Mehroj Fayzilov, Director General “Marokand meva-sabzavot” group of companies “AGROMIR”

Session 3: Trade on Agricultural and Food Products in Central Asia

• Trade Policies and Market Opportunities for Agricultural and Food Products in Uzbekistan, Dr. Ziyodullo Parpiev, Westminster International University in Tashkent
• Trade on Agricultural and Food Products between Russia and Central Asia: Trends and Opportunities, Dr. Roman Mogilevskii, University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
• Competitiveness of Central Asian Countries in Agricultural and Food Products: Revealed Comparative Advantage Analysis, Dr. Kamiljon Akramov, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA
• Advisory services and trade facilitation for agricultural producers in Uzbekistan, Mr. Umid Pulatov, Project Manager, OSCE Agromart Project, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Session 4: Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Security in Central Asia: Challenges, Policy Issues, and Empirical Evidence

• The impact of income shocks on health and nutrition outcomes of women and children in agriculture-dependent households: Evidence from Central Asia,
Dr. Katrina Kosec, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA
• Migration, Employment and Food Security in Central Asia: the case of Uzbekistan, Dr. Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Westminster International University in Tashkent
• Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security in Central Asia: Empirical Evidence from Global IMPACT Model and DSSAT Crop Model, Dr. Timothy Thomas, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA
• Sustainable land management and agriculture in Central Asia, Dr. Ram Sharma, International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, Central Asia and Caucasus Regional Office, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
• Food, Water, and Energy Nexus in Central Asia, Mr. Kahramon Djumaboev, International Water Management Institute, Central Asia Regional Office, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

AGENDA

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