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Seminar, Adapting to New Climate Realities: Doing More, Better, and New

Submitted by Kristina Boone,

Thursday, September 19, 2019 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm (EDT)
IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
*Light lunch beginning at 11:45am*



Live webcast and post-event viewing available here

The Global Commission on Adaptation seeks to highlight the adaptation challenges confronting poor people, notably poor farmers whose livelihoods are fragile and dependent on the weather and launch a year of action to begin rising to meet this challenge.

In this seminar, IFPRI researchers advance paths towards meeting the adaptation challenge by doing more, better, and new.

Neil Watkins, Deputy Director, Agricultural Development & Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Manish Bapna, Managing Director, World Resources Institute

Simeon Ehui, Director, Sustainable Development, Africa, World Bank


Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff in the Director General's Office, IFPRI 


More R&D to increase agricultural productivity: Keith Wiebe, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Better risk management: Claudia Ringler, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Better at strengthening women’s and men's resilience: Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Scientist, IFPRI

New innovations in agricultural extension and rural advisory services: Simrin Makhija, Senior Research Analyst, IFPRI

New ideas on sustainable pest management: It takes a village: Wei Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Implications: Channing Arndt, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI