Webinar: What levels and composition of investment best serve global objectives of poverty reduction, improved nutrition, and sustainable resource management?


by Evgeniya Anisimova | June 2, 2017

Webinar overview

The next webinar in the PIM Monthly Webinars series will take place on June 28, 11:00 AM EST. Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, will summarize findings from a recent analysis of the impacts of alternative agricultural investment options on global objectives such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the CGIAR’s System Level Outcomes in the coming decades.

Entrepreneurial farmer who restored the soils on her plot through installing water harvesting. Photo credit: Georgina Smith / CIAT (Flickr)

Investments considered include agricultural research to increase productivity, improved soil and water management, and improved infrastructure to reduce marketing costs. Outcomes relating to poverty, food and nutrition security, and natural resource management are examined under the different investment scenarios in the context of changes in population, income, technology, and climate to 2050. This study is intended to help national and international research and development institutions and their partners to assess the future impacts and benefits of alternative agricultural investment strategies.

About the presenter

Mark W. Rosegrant is the Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. With a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, he has extensive experience in research and policy analysis in agriculture and economic development, with an emphasis on water resources and other natural resource and agricultural policy issues as they impact food security, rural livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. He currently directs research on climate change, water resources, sustainable land management, genetic resources and biotechnology, and agriculture and energy.

He is the author or editor of 12 books and over 100 refereed papers in agricultural economics, water resources, and food policy analysis. Dr. Rosegrant has won numerous awards, such as Outstanding Journal Article (2008), Quality of Communications Award (2004), and Distinguished Policy Contribution Award (2002) from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (formerly American Agricultural Economics Association); and Best Article Award (2005) from the International Water Resources Association. Dr. Rosegrant is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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Exploring the impacts of alternative investments on poverty, hunger, and environment

PIM Monthly Webinars: May – November 2017