On 28 April 2016 IFPRI and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) organise a policy seminar: Supplying High-Quality Seeds and Traits to Smallholder Farmers: Policy and Investment Options for Developing-Country Seed Systems.
This policy event explores recent efforts to increase the availability of improved seeds and traits to smallholders in developing countries, highlighted by a presentation of results from the recently released Access to Seeds Index (ATSI), a discussion around investments in seed market development by the United States Agency for International Development and the World Bank, and reflections from recent IFPRI research.
- John C. Keyser, senior agriculture trade economist, the World Bank
- Saharah Moon Chapotin, deputy assistant to the administrator, USAID Bureau for Food Security
- Ido Verhagen, executive director, Access to Seeds Foundation
- David Spielman, senior research fellow, IFPRI
- Mark Rosegrant, director of the environment and production technology division, IFPRI
When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM (EDT)
Where: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – 2033 K St NW 4th floor conference center, Washington, DC 20006, United States
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