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Shenggen Fan

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Director of International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (ICARD)

Dr. Fan received a PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China. Dr. Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Fan has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009.

He is one of the Champions of Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward cutting global food loss and waste. He serves as a member of the Lead Group for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He serves as advisor to many national governments (including China and Vietnam) on agriculture, food security and nutrition. In 2014, Dr. Fan received the Hunger Hero Award from the World Food Programme in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting hunger worldwide. In 2017, Dr. Fan received the 2017 Fudan Management Excellence Award.
Key Dates

September 19-22, 2019
Online Registration Deadline
September 12, 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline
June 30, 2019
On-site Registration Dates
September 19, 2019


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