Fostering Growth and Reducing Poverty and Hunger in Asia and Latin America: Opportunities for Mutual Learning

An international conference hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute and Universidad del Pacífico


Monday, March 22

6:00-9:00 pm  Welcome Reception

Maximo Torero, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

Welcoming Remarks

Felipe Portocarrero, Rector, Universidad del Pacifico
Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA

Keynote Address

Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, USA
Mohamad Ikhsan, Special Advisor to Vice President , Indonesia
Piero Ghezzi, Managing Director and Head of Economics and Emerging Markets Research at Barclays Capital, Peru

Closing Remarks
Carlos Casas Tragadora, Vice Minister of Economics, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Peru.

Tuesday, March 23

8:00-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:45 am
Session 1: Introduction – Setting the Context
Chair Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of 2020 Vision Initiative, IFPRI, USA

Welcoming Remarks
Jose Nicanor Gonzales, Minister of Production, Government of Peru
Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI, USA
Arlette Beltran Barco, Dean, Faculty of Economics, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
Cynthia Sanborn, Director, Research Center, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru

Keynote Address
Maximo Torero, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, USA

9:45-10:15 am Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 am
Session 2: Macro Policies and Agriculture
Chair Sonia Laszlo, Assistant Professor of Economics, McGill University, USA

Background Paper Presentation
Sebastian Edwards, Professor, International Business Economics, UCLA, USA

Guoqiang Cheng, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director-General, Development Research Center of the State Council, China
Alberto Valdes, Research Associate, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Fernando Vasquez, Gerencia Central de Estudios Economicos, Peru.
Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI, USA

11:45 am -1:15 pm
Session 3: Overall Growth Strategies
Chair: Eduardo Moron, Professor of Economics, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru

Background Paper Presentation
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Chile, Chile

C. Felipe Jaramillo, Country Director, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, Regional World Bank Office, Peru
Sohail Malik, Chair, Innovative Development Strategies, Pakistan
Samuel Morley, Senior Research Fellow, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, USA
Funing Zhong, Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

1:15-2:15 pm Lunch

2:15-3:45 pm
Session 4: Agricultural Development Strategies
[This session is co-sponsored by GRADE]
Chair: Martin Benavides, Executive Director, GRADE, Peru

Background Paper Presentation 1
Ashok Gulati, Director in Asia, IFPRI-New Delhi Office, India
Background Paper Presentation 2
Will Martin, Research Manager for Agriculture and Rural Development, Development Research Group, World Bank, USA

Javier Escobal, Senior Researcher, GRADE, Peru
Suoping Li, Director of Project Management and Coordination, CAAS, China
Alcido Wander, Senior Agricultural Economist, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), Brazil

3:45-4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00-5:30 pm
Session 5: Social Protection
Chair: Kevin Chen, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI, USA

Background Paper Presentation
John Hoddinott, Deputy Division Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI, USA

Cai Fang, Director, Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
S.K. Thorat, Professor and Chair, University Grants Commission of India, India
Gustavo Yamada, Vice Dean of Economics, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
Huang Zuhui, Dean and Professor, Chinese Academy of Rural Development, Zhejiang University, China

Wednesday, March 24

9:00-10:30 am
Session 6: Trade and Investment
Chair Fernando Gonzalez Vigil, Director, Centro de Estudios APEC

Background Paper Presentation
David Laborde, Research Fellow, IFPRI, USA
Antoine Bouet, Sr. Research Fellow, IFPRI, USA

Cesar Falconi, Chief, Technical Cooperation Investment Centre Latin America, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, Italy
Carlos Furche, Director General, General Directorate of International Economic Affairs,Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
Roberto E. Vazquez Platero, Former Minister of Agriculture, Uruguay
Selim Raihan, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Session 7: Learning Lessons and Looking Forward
Chair: Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, India


Michael Carter, Professor, University of California-Davis, USA.
S. Mahendra Dev, Chair, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, India
Ana Maria Rodriguez, Representative, Inter-American Development Bank, Peru

12:30-1:00 pm
Summary Presentation
Shenggen Fan, Director General , IFPRI, USA

Closing Remarks
Luis Miguel Castilla, Vice Minister of Finance, Peru
Enrique Vasquez, Director of Development, Universidad del Pacifico
Maximo Torero, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, USA

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch


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