Agriculture & Food Systems, Climate Change and Nutrition in CIS Countries Featuring the Global Nutrition Report 2015


by IFPRI | January 5, 2016

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) and the World Bank are organizing a conference on the linkages between climate change, agriculture, food systems, social safety net and nutrition outcomes at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia. It will bring together various stakeholders from the research, government, and donor communities to exchange and review knowledge, ongoing research efforts, identify gaps for improvement and future research in the region. The objective of the event is to help raise awareness about the importance of nutrition and to make development in the region more nutrition sensitive.

Agenda: English Russian

Opening Session and Welcome Notes

Moderator: Prof. Sergey Alekseevich Shoba, Director of ECFS, Moscow, Russia
  • Mr. Andras Horvai, Country Director and Resident Representative for the Russian Federation, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank, Moscow, Russia
  • Prof. Alexander Auzan, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • Dr. Paul Dorosh, Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA

Session 1: Presentation of the Global Nutrition Report 2015 – Highlights and main findings specific to CIS countries

Moderator: Prof. Sergey Alekseevich Shoba, Director of ECFS
  • Dr. Paul Dorosh, Director of Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA 

Session 2: Panel Discussion: How do we get agriculture and food systems, climate change and social protection to have a bigger impact on food security and nutrition?

Moderator: Prof. Sergey Kiselev, Chair of Agro-Economics Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Dr. Alexander Baturin, Deputy Director of Institute of Nutrition in Russia 
  • Dr. Roman Romashkin, Deputy Director of Agricultural Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Comission
  • Ms. Akkumis Salkhanova, Leading Researcher at Kazakh Academy of Nutrition and Executive Director of Academy of Preventive Medicine
  • Prof. Tursun Mamyrbaeva, Deputy Director of National Mother and Child Health Centre, Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Dr. Mavzuna Karimova, Institute of Economic Development and Demography of the National Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
  • Prof. Anatoliy Khudaiberganov, Chief Dietitian and Chief Specialist on Nutrition Hygiene, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan 

Session 3: Climate Change and Nutrition

Moderator: Dr. Kamiljon Akramov, IFPRI, Washington, DC, USA

Session 4: Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages

Moderator: Dr. Natalia Shagaida, Director of Agricultural Policy Center of The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow, Russia


2016 Moscow Conference

Disclaimer: Any opinions stated in these presentations are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily representative of or endorsed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), or the World Bank.

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