03 -05 October

International Conference on Eurasian Food Security

The Annual International Conference on Eurasian Food Security will be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on October 3–5, 2017.
This event is an excellent platform to discuss the current state of food and nutrition security and its new trends in Eurasia, it also provides good opportunity to to strengthen cooperation at local, regional, and global levels.

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Preliminary Agenda


Day 1 - October 3, Tuesday

Official Opening Session and Welcoming remarks  Chair: Dr. Sergey Shoba, Director of Eurasian Center for Food Security at  Lomonosov Moscow State University
 Ministry of Finance of Russian Federation (A. Valkova)
Plenary session 1  Presentation of Keynote Speaker
 Plenary session 2  Priorities for policy research to improve food security and nutrition in Eurasia
 Moderator and Session Host Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus  at Cornell University
  • Panelists discuss global and regional food policy research priorities and their implications for the Eurasian region
  • The format of the session is a facilitated interview-type panel discussion
Plenary session 3 What would it take for Central Asia to Feed the World? Region’s vision for 2030
  • Panelists discuss how food policy in the region should be transformed, so that the countries are able not only feed themselves but also develop potential to feed the world. What are the natural resource challenges that countries are facing? How can they improve their food policies? What would it take?
  • The format of the session is a facilitated interview-type panel discussion, moderated by an experienced communications expert.

Day 2 - October 4, Wednesday

Session 2.1: Food security & natural resource management - TBD
Moderator:  Jonathan Wadsworth, Adviser (Agriculture and Research) at the World Bank (Panel discussion)
 Session 2.2: Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership
 Moderator:  Pavel Krasilnikov, Head of the Land  Resources Department at the Eurasian Center for  Food Security (Panel discussion)
Session 2.1: Public Policy Aspects of Food and Nutrition  Security
 Session 2.2: Meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership  – global collaboration and partnerships.
 The session will discuss the need to use soil science  in addressing food security challenges. Participants  will discuss global collaboration on soil science,  including collaboration in Eurasian region and Africa.
 Moderator:  Hukmatullo Akhmadov, Chair of the  Eurasian Soil Partnership
 Concluding Panel Discussion and Conference Declaration
  • Conference agreement on Research Priorities (Per Pinstrup-Andersen)
  • Eurasian Soil Partnership Declaration (Pavel Krasilnikov)
  • Eurasian Food Security Program - Concluding remarks by Sergei Shoba

October 5, Thursday

Field trip 

Forum Chair

SERGEY SHOBA - Director of the Eurasian Center for food Security (ECFS)

Dr.Shoba is professor, DSc, Dean of the Soil Science Department at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, President of the Dokuchayev Soil Scientists Society, member of the MSU Academic Board, member of the Supreme Environmental Council of the State Duma of the RF Federal Assembly. S.A. Shoba is an expert in the area of morphology, mineralogy, geography and sustainable management of soils; he is an author of 230 studies, including 33 monographs.


PER PINSTRUP-ANDERSEN is Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen University.   He is past Chairman of the Science Council of the CGIAR, Past President of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and past Chair of the UN High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security (HLPE). He has a B.S. from Copenhagen University, a M.S. and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University and honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, and India. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Agricultural Economics Association and an honorary alumnus at Copenhagen University.  He has been a professor at Cornell, Copenhagen and Wageningen universities, Director General and Department Head at IFPRI and Economist at CIAT.  He is the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate and the recipient of several awards for his research and communication of research results,

PAVEL KRASILNIKOV - Head of the Land Resources Department of ECFS, DSc. Responsible for the analytical and research activities in the area related to land resources and their degradation. Coordinates interaction with international bodies within this area, including in the frames of Global Soil Partnership; acts as an Executive Secretary of the subregional Eurasian Soil Partnership.
Graduated the Faculty of Soil Science of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1992. Worked as a Research Officer and Head of the Laboratory of Soil Ecology and Soil Geography of the Institute of Biology of the Karelian Research Center of Russian Academy of Sciences. For many years has been teaching and making research in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Professor of the Faculty of Soil Science of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. The author of more than 180 research publications mainly in the area of pedology, including eight books and textbooks. 

About Dushanbe


Anna Buyvolova - abuyvolova@worldbank.org
Yulia Mitusova - ymitusova@worldbank.org

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