Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

15-17 May, 2014. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Together with partners, IFPRI and its 2020 Vision Initiative, organized an international conference on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” . The conference was the centerpiece of a two-year global consultative process that :

  • Evaluated emerging shocks that pose significant threats to food and nutrition security;
  • Assess experiences and draw lessons for using programs, policies, institutions, and investments to build resilience;
  • Determined key approaches and tools for building resilience to shocks of varying levels;
  • Identified knowledge and action gaps in research, policy, and programming;
  • Set priorities for action by different actors and in different regions.

Published on 15 May 2014
Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) addresses the inaugural session.

Published on 18 May 2014: Moving forward Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Electronic posters highlight innovative resilience initiatives, concepts, and tools. Posters were submitted by colleagues from organizations from around the world.


  • BioMass Web(FARA – Center for Development Research Bonn) slide 12 + slide 14 
  • FP7 – Grace project: socio-economic impact of GMO slide 28 
  • The small-scale agricultural producers are potential actors to the food security in Western Africa. CRGB, Cotonou, Benin Slide 52

16/05/2014 – In the News African smallholders ‘need techs to spur food security’

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