The following post was originally published on the Farming First Website.
Following the 2020 conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” and the identification of “Building Resilience” as one of six research areas in IFPRI’s 2013-2018 Strategy, IFPRI aims to develop an integrated resilience research program that will help fill important gaps in resilience research.
The IFPRI-led Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) jointly organized a conference on “Resilience for Agricultural Growth, Food Security, Nutrition and Rural Development in Pakistan” on December 16, 2014.
The Summary Report is now available from the November 3 workshop to develop IFPRI’s resilience research agenda.
IFPRI’s Director General, Shenggen Fan, joined Earnán O’Cléirigh of Irish Aid, Nick Chisholm of University College Cork, Connell Foley of Concern Worldwide, Nora Owen of the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and Rajul Pandya-Lorch of IFPRI at a seminar organized by the IIEA on November 17 in Dublin
On November 3, 2014, resilience practitioners and experts gathered at IFPRI for a workshop to help develop IFPRI’s resilience research agenda.
Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security, the newly released 2020 Conference book, edited by Shenggen Fan, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, and Sivan Yosef, assesses shocks, reviews approaches and tools, and identifies what works to build resilience.
The Aid and International Development Forum recently featured a guest blog post from Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative.
IFPRI has released a new food policy report on “Resilience Programming Among Nongovernmental Organizations: Lessons for Policymakers.” The report, authored by Tim Frankenberger, Mark Constas, Suzanne Nelson, and Laurie Starr, makes the case that building resilience depends on integrated programming that crosses sectors and a long-term commitment to improving different types of capacity.
“As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally… There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers in order to adapt to these changing conditions to achieve both global food security and nutrition security.”