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

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Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT), in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is organizing an International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia - Featuring IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistanon June 1, 2018. The event will present IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report, which provides a comprehensive review of the major worldwide food policy developments of the past year and highlights near-term challenges and opportunities.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 will focus on policy challenges, issues, and research priorities related to agriculture, food and nutrition security in Uzbekistan 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:  https://gfpr.ifpri.info/global-launch-events/.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

IFPRI was founded in 1975 and is one of the leading research centers of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), headquartered in Washington DC, USA. The Institute provides evidence-based solutions to ensure a sustainable food environment and healthy nutrition in the developing world. At present, IFPRI cooperates with more than 50 countries by involving their research centers in agricultural and food policy research. According to the ratings of publications in the field of economics (Research Papers in Economics RePEc), IFPRI ranks second in the world in the field of Agricultural Economics and 5th in Development Economics and Computational Economics.
The five main strategic research areas of IFPRI are:

  • Fostering Climate-Resilient and Sustainable Food Supply
    • Promoting Healthy Diets and Nutrition for All
    • Building Inclusive and Efficient Markets, Trade Systems, and Food Industry
    • Transforming Agricultural and Rural Economies
    • Strengthening Institutions and Governance

Global Food Policy Report 2018

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. Drawing on recent research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a range of timely topics:

  • How can the global food system deliver food security for all in the face of the radical changes taking place today?
    • What is the role of trade in improving food security, nutrition, and sustainability?
    • How can international investment best contribute to local food security and better food systems in developing countries?
    • Do voluntary and involuntary migration increase or decrease food security in source countries and host countries?
    • What opportunities does greater data availability open for improving agriculture and food security?
    • How does reform of developed-country farm support policies affect global food security?
    • How can global governance structures better address problems of food security and nutrition?
    • What major trends and events affected food security and nutrition across the globe in 2017?

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