Building a Green and Resilient Economy in Ethiopia

Cross-posted from the IFPRI 2020 conference website. By: Marcia MacNeil “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.

Building Resilience from Within: Highlights from the Opening Session of the 2020 Conference

Cross-posted from the IFPRI 2020 conference page. The IFPRI 2020 conference on "Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security"  is taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from May 15-17, 2014. By: Pete Shelton “If the past is any guide, we will face a barrage of shocks, both natural and man‐made, in the coming years. In just >> Read more

Learning to Fly: Experts Share Lessons Learned for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

Cross-posted from the International Food Policy Research Institute. By: Rebecca Sullivan Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa maintain, let alone ramp up, agricultural productivity to fuel the >> Read more

Upcoming Roundtable Discussion on Transforming Agriculture in Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute is hosting a roundtable event on transforming agriculture in Africa. Speakers include Khalid Bomba, CEO of the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, and Yaya Olaniran, chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS). Watch the event live on September 26, 2013 from 12:15 >> Read more