Archives for July 2014

Conference synopsis and highlights video now available

The synopsis and highlights video from the 2020 Conference on “Building Resilience to Food and Nutrition Security” are now available.

Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate

Guest blog by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs     Immediately following the Building Resilience for Food & Nutrition Security Conference, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs convened its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC. 

Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Building resilience of SIDS through trade and agribusiness development’ July 11, 2014

What vulnerabilities do Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience and what opportunities can the agritrade sector provide to build resilience to these challenges? This will be the main focus of the next Brussels Development Briefing on July 11, 2014.

No food and nutrition security without resilience

In a Rural 21 article, Detlef Virchow of the Global Horticulture Initiative reflects on the general issues raised throughout the 2020 Conference including the need to recognize the context-specific nature of building resilience and the need for multi-level, multi-sectoral, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholer approaches.

Farming First TV Interview with Mark Rosegrant

During the 2020 Conference, Farming First TV interviewed Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI, to learn more about the key findings from the IFPRI book on Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity. Watch the full interview here.

Resilience is Bouncing Back and Doing Better: Takeaway from The IFPRI’s Resilience Conference

In the third of a three-part series of posts for the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), Melinda Fones-Sundell shares her experience of the final day of the 2020 Conference with her key takeaway points.

Synthesis report of IFPRI 2020 Conference: Living in a world of shocks

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has released its synthesis report of the 2020 Conference. The Platform also reported on select conference sessions. Read more from these session reports here.

Is “Resilience” a Mobilising Metaphor for 21st Century Development?

Lawrence Haddad, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI, shares his insights from the 2020 Conference in a post on his Development Horizons blog. His takeaways include the emergence of a definitional consensus, the likely challenges of policy development, and the value added by the concept of resilience.

Resilience: Entry point for transformation

In a post on the Local First blog, John Coonrod, Executive Vice President of The Hunger Project, shares his takeaways from the 2020 Conference including the importance of communities and strengthening local capacities for resilience, and the new perspectives that a resilience lens can bring to policies and programs.

Yes we can – but will we?

In a post on the Agriculture for Impact blog, Katrin Glatzel contemplates some of the main messages of the 2020 Conference, and suggests that key actors should continue building on the momentum generated at the event.