IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with FEPS – Cairo University: Egypt Launch of IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report

May 24th, 2017

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Sawiris Hall, First Floor - New Building
Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS)|
Cairo University

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to invite you to its Egypt Seminar Series. The series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI. The seminar supports USAID’s Agribusiness for Rural Development and Increasing Incomes (ARDII) project’s objectives.

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"Egypt Launch of IFPRI's 2017 Global Food Policy Report"

IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at the global and regional levels. This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition, and considers how food systems can be reshaped to benefit both urban and rural populations. Drawing on recent research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a range of timely questions:



■ What do we know about the impacts of urbanization on hunger and nutrition?

■ What are our greatest research and data needs for better policy making that will ensure food security and improve diets for growing urban populations?

■ How can we better connect rural smallholders to urban food consumers to ensure that smallholders benefit from expanding urban food markets?

■ Why do city environments drive a nutrition transition toward poorer diets, and what policies can improve the nutrition environment?

■ How are urban areas reshaping agricultural value chains for staple crops and benefiting small farmers?

■ What role do informal markets play in feeding cities, and how can they be better governed to increase urban food security?

IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, will provide a short overview presentation of the report including the MENA regional developments, followed by presentations and comments by six distinguished panelists.


See Opening Remarks 

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HE Aly Moselhy,Minister of Supply and Internal Trading

Dr. Shenggen Fan,
Director General of IFPRI

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Mr. Aly Abousabaa,
Director General of ICARDA

European Union Representative

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Prof. Hala Abou Ali,
FEPS Cairo University

Asst. Prof. Racha Ramadan,
FEPS Cairo University


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Fatma Mahfouz,