The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with its partner institution based in Central Asia - Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) - held a Training Course on Advanced Applied Econometrics from September 13 – 23, 2016, for the third consecutive year. This two-week training course for young researchers from the region took place at WIUT in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Twenty participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan participated in the training. Participants were selected on a competitive basis based on their interest and background in applied research, as well as their knowledge and skill level in quantitative methods. [Read more...]
Introductory Applied Econometrics Analysis Using Stata
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) together with the Tajik Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) held a training course titled “Introductory Applied Econometrics using Stata” during 14 – 18 November 2016 at the National Library of Tajikistan in Dushanbe. The training was supported by CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. [Read more...]
From September 12-23, 2016, Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will organize a Regional Training Course (Summer School) on Applied Econometric Analysis. The aim of the Summer School is to strengthen the capacity of young economists in Central Asia, specifically those of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, for quantitative research, economic policy analysis, and, in particular, for econometric analysis of socioeconomic phenomena in the context of economics and related social sciences.
The Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE) invites students, policymakers, and professionals from development agencies and private industry to participate in the 9th ASAE International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on January 11-13, 2017. The Conference Program Committee is calling for papers that address various development issues and challenges related to transforming Asian agriculture and food economy along the following themes:
The International Conference on Eurasian Food Security and Nutrition Network and Eurasian Soil Partnership will be held on February 29 - March 2, 2016 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic and is jointly organized by the Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), FAO, the World Bank, IFPRI, and GFAR.
The conference presents the opportunity to discuss and analyze current trends in food security management in the Eurasian region; generate discussion about best and most effective practices to promote and expand multi- and cross-sectoral collaboration on a country, regional and global level; and offer the floor for the Eurasian Soil Partnership Plenary meeting.
Shabab Murshid Development Foundation (SMDF), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a Policy Seminar titled “Innovative Financing for Agriculture and Food Value Chains in Bangladesh” in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 27, 2015. The objective of the policy seminar was to present the current status of agricultural financing in Bangladesh, and discuss policy recommendations of financing in transforming potato value chain in the country.
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.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will host a regional workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from Nov 18-19, 2015. [Read more...]
International School of Economics (ISE) in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will host the first country workshop of the region in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The main purpose of the country workshop is to involve leading national researchers in Kazakhstan in the fields of agriculture, food security and nutrition, climate change and water resource use and management to have a rigorous discussion on the issues related to the ongoing trends in their corresponding fields with focus on Kazakhstan. The country workshop is a part of a joint research project between the IFPRI and ISE on “Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Central Asia” and will include participants from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. For more details, see here.
Training Course on Applied Econometric Analysis (Summer School) for Young Economists/Researchers
Where: Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
When: 1 – 12 June 2015
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are organizing a project workshop on "Innovative Financing for Agriculture and Food Value Chains in Bangladesh, Cambodia, P.R. China, and India" for the captioned regional research and development technical assistance (TA).
- Organizers: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
- Date: 20 May 2015
- Location: Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji
Please click the following URL for more info: http://www.unescap.org/events/launch-economic-and-social-survey-asia-and-pacific-2015
IFPRI and University of Central Asia will organize a workshop titled "Evidence Based Analysis of Agriculture and Food Security in Kyrgyzstan" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, April 2. A new web portal, Kyrgyzstan Spatial, will be launched at the workshop.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS) at the Moscow State University and the World Bank organized a training workshop on advanced economy-wide modeling: International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow, Russia.
Мероприятие в рамках Программы сотрудничества по проведению научных исследований и наращиванию потенциала в сфере аграрной политики и продовольственной безопасности в Центральной Азии.
The 6th CAER-IFPRI Annual Conference on “Resource Constraints and Sustainable Food System In China” will be held October 16-17, 2014 in Shaanxi, China, aiming to explore the related issues and countermeasures of sustainable food in both China and the rest of the world, because the resource constraints and their impacts on food system have become the center of societal discussions in China.
A conference on "Agricultural Transformation in Asia: Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security" will be organized by IFPRI and Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) on September 25-27 in Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia.
The overall goal of the conference is to promote broad collaboration among policy makers, researchers, and regional stakeholders in the sub-regions of Asia (Central, South, and Southeast Asia) to share research evidence, policy experiences, and practical lessons, in order to help improve the effectiveness of current and future agricultural and food security strategies in Asia.
The conference will have four principal objectives:
Themed "Human Nutrition and Livestock” the 2nd Scientific Asia and the Pacific Symposium on Sustainable Diets will bring together dieticians, nutritionists, scientists, researchers and students on food and agricultural field, progressive farmers, policy makers, and others with interests in human nutrition and livestock sector.