Special Event

2018 Global Food Policy Report - Ottawa, Canada

Co-Organized by IDRC and IFPRI with the collaboration of Global Affairs Canada
May 1, 2018 - 09:00 am to 10:30 am EDT

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), partnering with CGIAR’s International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and with the collaboration of Global Affairs Canada, is hosting the Canadian launch of IFPRI’s 2018 Global Food Policy Report.

Open to the public through registration, this event will showcase Canadian perspectives on the current opportunities—and challenges—facing public servants, researchers, thought-leaders, policymakers, and key stakeholders in agriculture and food policy.

IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan will deliver a special presentation highlighting the Report’s findings, followed by a dynamic panel discussion moderated by IDRC’s Senior Program Specialist, Jemimah Njuki. The cross-sector subject matter specialists will explore some of the pressing issues and potential impacts on global food systems, as Canada prepares to host the G7 summit, including the role of women and girls.


Special Presentation

  • Shenggen FanDirector General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


  • Jemimah Njuki, Senior Program Specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)


  • Jane Rabinowicz, Executive Director, USC Canada
  • Sue Szabo, Director General, Food Security and Environment, Global Affairs Canada
  • Sonia Laszlo, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. McGill University
  • Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division (PHND), International Food Policy Research Institute