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International Conference on Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia Featuring IFPRI’s 2019 Global Food Policy Report

 

When: May 31, 2019

Where: Westminster International University in Tashkent, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

The International Conference on Agricultural Transformation, Food Security and Nutrition in Central Asia Featuring IFPRI’s 2019 Global Food Policy Report will take place on May 31, 2019, at Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The conference is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan (MOA), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). Financial support for the conference is provided by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute, will present the 2019 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship report which provides a comprehensive worldwide review of the major food policy developments of the past year and highlights near-term challenges and opportunities. This year, the report explores the potential of rural revitalization to improve livelihoods and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will focus on policy challenges, issues, and research priorities related to emerging issues in agricultural modernization, food security, and nutrition transition in Central Asia.

Panelists in the discussion include Dr. Simeon Ehui, Director of Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank, Ms. Cindy Malvicini, ADB Country Director for Uzbekistan and Prof. Tursun Shadiev, Professor at the WIUT. The panel will provide feedback on the Report from the perspectives of rural employment and livelihoods, agricultural modernization, and the role of advanced technologies and renewable energy in agricultural development in Uzbekistan and beyond.

The event will bring together country and regional stakeholders from the research, government, and donor communities to exchange knowledge, share ongoing research efforts, and identify gaps for improvement and future research. Participants will discuss policy and research priorities related to food and nutrition security in the region.

Please see the current agenda in Uzbek, English and Russian.

Registration for participation.

If you have questions about participation in the conference, please contact:

Jarilkasin Ilyasov (IFPRI, Washington D.C.)

Akhtem Useinov (WIUT, Tashkent)

About organizers

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan implements unified state policy in the field of agriculture and food security. Responsibilities of the Ministry include comprehensive modernization of the sector, implementation of scientific and technological advances in agriculture and coordination of state and relevant public activities relevant to food security. It promotes agricultural trade, develops comprehensive sectoral and territorial programs aimed at ensuring sustainable development of agriculture, improving food security, increasing rural employment opportunities and incomes, and maintaining stable food prices in the domestic market. www.agro.uz

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI was established in 1975 to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting the food needs of the developing world, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and on the poorer groups in those countries. www.ifpri.org

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is an international university in Uzbekistan with a mission to provide higher education in economics, finance, business administration, commercial law and business information systems. The university is also actively engaged in supporting research and innovation in Uzbekistan. www.wiut.uz

Two IFPRI-led CGIAR research programs: Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) support IFPRI's Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program that works in close collaboration with the ECFS and other partners in the Eurasian region. The Central Asia Program is part of the PIM’s research portfolio under the topic of Economywide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation.

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