Overview of Workshop Objectives and Goals

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Overview of Workshop Objectives and Goals, presented by Paul Dorosh, Division Director, Development Strategies and Governance (DSG) Division, IFPRI, at the ReSAKSS-Asia Conference, Nov 14-16, 2011, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Overview of Workshop Objectives and Goals

  1. 1. Paul Dorosh International Food Policy Research Institute Knowledge, Tools and Lessons for Informing the Design and Implementation of Food Security Strategies in Asia Kathmandu, Nepal November 14, 2011 1 Progress Towards Food Security in Asia and Conference Objectives
  2. 2. Plan of Presentation • Observations on Food Security in Asia • Conference Objectives • Schedule
  3. 3. Global Hunger Remains Unacceptably High Number of undernourished (1969-71 to 2010)
  4. 4. Asia Has More than Half of the World’s Hungry Undernourishment in 2010, by region (in millions) Source: FAO 2010
  5. 5. Undernourished Population in Developing Countries (% of pop.) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1990-1992 1995-1997 2003-2005 2006-2008 PercentageUndernourished East and NE Asia Southeast Asia South and SW Asia Sub-Saharan Africa DevelopingCountries Source: Calculated from FAO data.
  6. 6. Undernourished Population in Developing Countries (millions) Source: Calculated from FAO data. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 1990-1992 1995-1997 2003-2005 2006-2008 MillionsofPeople East & NE Asia Southeast Asia South and SW Asia North & Central Asia Sub-Saharan Africa
  7. 7. Components of Global Hunger Index Selected Regions 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2001 2011 2001 2011 2001 2011 World South Asia South East Asia and Pacific Percent Under five mortality rate (%) Prevalence of underweight in children under five years (%) Proportion of undernourished in the population (%)
  8. 8. Components of Global Hunger Index Selected Asian Countries 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2001 2011 2001 2011 2001 2011 2001 2011 Bangladesh China India Nepal Percent Under five mortality rate (%) Prevalence of underweight in children under five years (%) Proportion of undernourished in the population (%)
  9. 9. World Prices of Major Cereals 1960-2011 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 1960 1962 1964 1966 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 US$/ton Wheat US HRW Rice Maize (US Yellow #2)
  10. 10. Real World Prices of Major Cereals 1960-2011 0 500 1000 1500 2000 1960 1962 1964 1966 1968 1970 1972 1974 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 US$(2005)/ton Wheat US HRW Rice Maize (US Yellow #2)
  11. 11. Why Are We Here? • Review and share state of the art knowledge, practical lessons, and tools for supporting agricultural and food security strategies in Asia. • Raise awareness of the need for greater cross country learning, dialogue, and sharing of knowledge and information, experiences and capacities • Learn from one another: Provide participants with the opportunity to learn what others are doing in the region, approaches and tools, and successful practice in addressing common challenges and identifying key knowledge gaps. Page 12
  12. 12. Expected outcomes • Day 1: Raise awareness on the state of knowledge, data and tools • Day 2: Propose solutions based on practical experiences and expertise • Day 3: Begin to take steps to take advantage of regional resources Page 13
  13. 13. Day 1: Improving food security outcomes through agriculture – state of knowledge Key Note Speaker: “Big picture overview of challenges and opportunities for achieving food security in Asia” Dr. Sohail J. Malik Panel: “Regional perspectives on the unique challenges for food security in Central, South Asia, and Southeast Asia regions” PARALLEL SESSIONS 1-A : Policy environment and rural-urban transformation – implications for availability and access to food 1-B: Science & Technology Solutions for increasing availability and access, including climate change adaptation and mitigation options 1-C: Integrating agriculture and nutrition interventions for adequate utilization & stability Page 14
  14. 14. Day 2: Translating knowledge into action – lessons, experience, and practical tools Panel: “Reflections and experience with country processes for bringing evidence to bear during the design and implementation of agricultural and food security strategies” – Governments’ perspectives (Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh) – Research and/or Donor group (Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh) PARALLEL SESSIONS 2: 2-A: Review of experience and lessons of program design and implementation 2-B: Review of approaches, tools, and data systems for M&E 2-C: Knowledge system tools and approaches for bringing evidence into policy action Page 15
  15. 15. Day 3: Capturing the lesson and tools for improving food security and nutrition outcomes in Asia Panel: “Reflections and sharing of perspectives and efforts among development and national partners for improved integration of individual efforts, goals (resources and capacities), and drawing on across country expertise in the region”. – 3 International development partner perspectives – 3 regional organization perspectives World Café Interactive To garner stakeholder feedback on the two day workshop discussions, review lessons and provide feedback, and discuss processes for encouraging greater sharing of knowledge, tools, and expertise, and how to do so in ways that mutually complement and align with country-led efforts. Days 4 and 5 - Field trip to Nepalgunj, Nepal Page 16

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