Building a green and resilient economy in Ethiopia

“For us, anticipating, adapting to, and recovering from shocks are essential to our future.”  With those words, H. E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, highlighted the importance of resilience for his country.   In his inaugural address at the opening of the 2020 Conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” Thursday evening, >> Read more

Building resilience from within: Highlights from the opening session of the 2020 Conference

“If the past is any guide, we will face a barrage of shocks, both natural and man‐made, in the coming years. In just the past five years, we have seen a major earthquake in Haiti; drought in the Horn of Africa; earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis in Japan; and conflicts that have left millions of >> Read more

Highlights From Conference Briefs 12 and 14: Building Resilience In The Face Of Conflict

In the past few decades, food-related challenges like climate change and food and nutrition security coupled with other social and political issues have led to conflict and unrest on both the national and regional scale. Climatic shocks are considered to be one of the root causes of conflict, especially in resource-constrained settings. At the same time, conflicts tend to exacerbate existing vulnerability, leading to poverty‐conflict traps at the household, community, and national levels. In their conference brief, Margherita Calderone, Derek Headey, and Jean-François Maystadt review the research about the impact of climate change >> Read more

Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, reflects on how Ethiopia is helping farmers build resilience

Newai Gebre-ab, Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and Executive Director of the Ethiopian Development Research Institute, reflects on why resilience matters to Ethiopia and how the government combines approaches to address emergency food requirements and improve the agricultural resource base.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister agrees to inaugurate 2020 conference

IFPRI and its 2020 Vision Initiative are delighted to announce that H. E. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn of Ethiopia has agreed to inaugurate the 2020 conference on Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security on May 15, 2014.