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Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20045.
This meeting will address topics such as an M&E update from FFP on indicator alignment, introduction to the upcoming FFP management information system, update on the USDA Food Aid Information System,  report outs from working groups on logistics and packaging, and more. If you have not yet RSVP’d, please email Katie McKenna at as soon as possible. Registration will take place from 1 – 2 pm, and the meeting will start... More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:15pm to 1:45pm
International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC Fourth Floor Conference Facility
Africa has recently experienced impressive transformation, including economic growth of about 5-7 percent despite the global economic crisis. However, the opportunities that accompany such transformations have not been fully harnessed and significant challenges remain. Africa’s transformation process differs from other regional transformations in several ways. Many continue to live in rural areas and depend on agriculture, the industrial sector... More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye Street, NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
The seminar will highlight some of the key issues that will be addressed at this year’s conference, “Cracking the Nut: Attracting Private Investment to Develop Rural and Agricultural Markets.” Panelists Anita Campion of AZMJ and Eduardo Tugendhat of Carana will summarize some of the remaining barriers in attracting private investors to support rural and agricultural markets in developing countries. They will present some of the ways in which... More
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
World Bank Main Complex, 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC, Room MC4-100
Overview Agricultural growth is generally more pro-poor than growth in industry and service sectors. However, much less is known about the relationship between agricultural growth and nutrition outcomes. Using cross-country regressions, we find that economic growth—and agricultural growth in particular—translates into substantial reduction in hunger globally, but child malnutrition is much less responsive. We then apply a comprehensive macro-... More
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:30am to 4:45pm
1717 H St., NW Suite 801 Washington, DC
The Agricultural Biotechnology Support Program II is a USAID-funded consortium of public and private sector institutions managed by Cornell University that focuses on the safe and effective development and commercialization of bioengineered crops as a complement to traditional agricultural approaches for small-scale farmers. ABSPII’s management team will share the lessons learned from 10 years of supporting agricultural biotechnology research... More
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
Please join Oxfam America, Save the Children, and Women Thrive Worldwide for a luncheon discussion featuring special guest from Bangladesh, Aroma Dutta, Executive Director of PRIP Trust. Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to by Thurs, May 31. Development professionals have long valued partnership and local capacity building, and with USAID’s Implementation and Procurement Reform efforts to put local actors in... More
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 9:00am to 10:30am
The QED Group, LLC 1250 Eye St., NW 11th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Thomas Jayne of Michigan State University will present new research findings from six African countries that will have major implications for future agricultural and land policy and investment programs in the region. Karol Boudreaux of USAID's Land Tenure and Property Rights Division will discuss how the U.S. Government is addressing land governance concerns as they relate to food security and agriculture, and will highlight the recent adoption... More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room M17/18 (Public Information Center)
Ensuring access to nutritious and healthy food for everybody in the world will become increasingly challenging as resources have become more limited and competition for their use has grown. Public investment must increase to boost food production through innovations and more efficient use of natural resources. However, setting the right priorities is equally important given that returns to different types of investments vary greatly. This... More
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Save the Children's DC headquarters: 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500
FANTA-3 and TOPS cordially invite you to a kick-off meeting of the Title II Awardee-focused Early Warning and Response (EWR) Working Group, to be held Thursday, 24 May, from 10 a.m.-noon at Save the Children's DC headquarters (2000 L Street, NW, Suite 500).   The group will bring together Title II practitioners with experience designing and implementing EWR activities (e.g., trigger indicators and related thresholds and response plans) to share ... More