Finding Meaning in Our Measures: Overcoming Challenges to Quantitative Food Security Assessments

9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30-9:35 a.m. Introductory Remarks, Mary Bohman (ERS)

9:35-10:00 a.m. Introduction of Key Issues, Julie Howard (Independent Consultant)

10:00-10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker 1: John Beghin (Iowa State University), Introduction to USDA’s International Food Security Assessment and the Adaptation of the Micro-Foundations of the Model

10:45-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel 1: Further Adaptations of Traditional Estimates of Undernourishment

    a.  Discussant - Shahla Shapouri (ERS)

    b.  Carlo Cafiero - FAO

    c.  Daniel Mason-D'Croz - IFPRI

    d.  Mark Nord - FAO

12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch

2:00-2:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker 2: Chris Barrett (Cornell University), Food Security as Resilience: Reconciling Definition with Measurement

2:45-4:15 p.m. Panel 2: Advancements in the Measurement of Food Security

    a.  Discussant - James Oehmke (USAID)

    b.  Anna D'Souza - Baruch

    c.  Joanna Upton - Cornell

    d.  Sharad Tandon - ERS

4:15-4:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks, Gopinath Munisamy (ERS)