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International Conference on World Food Policy

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2017 International Conference on World Food Policy
China and India's Agricultural and Food Policy Transformation
Conference Presentations
The Royal Society of Thailand (RST) together with the Committee on Foreign Affairs of National Assembly of Thailand and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) organized the 2017 World Food Policy Conference during January 16-17 in Bangkok. The Conference on World Food Policy brought together policymakers and scholars to discuss and share relevant research findings on global and regional perspectives of food economy and policy, referring to the roles of China and India in the global food economy. The main theme is China and India's agricultural and food policy transformation – concentrating on the transformation as well as each component of the major transformation, consequences of transformation, and enabling factors.

Drivers of structural changes were discussed and include: climate change, consumption patterns (particularly growth of meat, fish and dairy consumption), and increasing pressure on water supply. Our discussions also covered the responses to drivers including: the impact of possible macroeconomic downturn on investments, investments in foreign sources of food, the research capacity, and concerns with food safety. In addition to the theme on China and India, the conference discussed global and regional perspectives of food economy and policy – referring to the roles of China and India in the global food economy. Concentrating further on the global and regional impact from sectoral perspectives – given the demand from China and India – the role of multinational corporations was discussed under the topics of production technology (i.e. research, GMO), retail, and food safety.

A full overview: 2017 Program
 Global and Regional Perspectives of Food Economy and Policy:
Dr. Mark Rosegrant: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC 

Quantitative evidence on various drivers of structural changes:
Professor Jikun Huang: School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences, Peking University and Director of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
Quantitative evidence on various drivers of structural changes for India
Professor Prabhu Pingali: Professor of Applied Economics and Founding Director, Tata-Cornell Institute Cornell University will contribute the lead paper for India 
Climate Change:
Impacts of Climate Change on Cropping Structure in China
Jinxia Wang, Professor School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences,
Peking Universty and Deputy Director of CCAP
The Impact of Climate Change on Indian Food Systems
Asha Sharma, Tata Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, Cornell University
Discussion of Climate Change papers

Consumption & Security:
Andaleeb Rahman, Prabhu Pingali, and Bhaskar Mittra, Tata Cornell Institute
Junfei Bai, College of Economics and Management, China Agricultral University
Food Consumption and Supply in India: Projections for 2030
P.K. Joshi and Praduman Kumar, International Food Policy Research Institute

K. Palanisami, International Water Manamgent Institute
Fusuo Zhang, China Agricultural University Beijing College of Agricultural Resources and ............................... Environmental Science
Kevin Z. Chen, Ying Chen, and Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sukhpal Singh, Center for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management
Prabhu Pingali, Professor of Applied Economics & Director of Tata-Cornell Institute
Jikun Huang, China Center for Agricultural Policy, Peking University
Changing Landscape of Indian Farms: Holdings, Labor, and Machinery
Ashok Gulati, Shweta Saini and Stuti Manchanda, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations
Research Capacity:
Ruifa Hu, Haiyan Deng, Beijing Institute of Technology
Jikun Huang, Peking University
Carl Pray, Rutgers Univeristy
Presented by Haiyan Deng
Suresh Pal, National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
Food Safety and Security:
Food System and Safety in China
Yingheng Zhou, Nanjing Agricultural University

India’s food security policies and nutrition outcomes
Bhaskar Mittra, Associate Director
Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi), Mumbai


Technology change, food security and poverty reduction in India

Samarendu Mohanty. Principal Scientist, Head, Social Sciences Division,

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Presentation file