Family Resiliency Center | Illinois


Bridging the Domestic and International: Food Security Research Areas Workshop

4/24/2013  8:00 am

The National Soybean Research Laboratory and the Family Resiliency Center are sponsoring an all-day workshop "Bridging the Domestic and International Food Security Research Areas" on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 9:30-4:15 in Christopher Hall, 904 W Nevada, Urbana. 

Lunch will be provided and a reception will be held following the workshop.  The event is free but RSVP's are requested.  RSVP to Andrea Fierro at or 217-244-3967

Speaker and workshop agenda are listed below:


 9:00-9:15 Introductory Remarks – Craig Gundersen

 9:15-9:40 “Lessons Learned from Evaluating a Weekend Feeding Program in the United States” – Barbara Fiese, Department of Human and Community Development

 9:45:10:10 “Subsistence Consumption, Revealed Preference and Undernutrition” – Nolan Miller, Department of Finance

 10:15-10:40 “The Role of Parental Aspirations, Attitude and Engagement in Children’s Food Insecurity” –Elizabeth Powers, Department of Economics

 10:45-11:00 Break

 11:00-11:25 “Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality” – Rich Akresh, Department of Economics

 11:30-11:55 “NSRL: Meeting the Growing Global Protein Demand” – Courtney Tamimie, National Soybean Research Laboratory

 12:00-1:00 Lunch

 1:00-1:25 “Using Food Security as a Measure of Agricultural Policy Success in China and India” – Kathy Baylis, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 1:30-1:55 “Food Security Issues in Brazil” – Mary Arends-Keuning, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 2:00-2:25 “An Overview of the Effectiveness of Various Approaches to Addressing Food Insecurity in the United States” – Craig Gundersen, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 2:30-2:45 Break

 2:45-3:10 “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Grameen's Community Knowledge Worker Agricultural Extension Program in Uganda's Dairy Sector” – Paul McNamara, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 3:15-3:40 “A Constitutional Right to Food?” – Bryan Endres, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 3:45-4:10 “Livestock Development for Food Security: Early Results from an Impact Evaluation with Heifer Project International, Zambia” – Alex Winter-Nelson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

 4:15-5:45 Wine and cheese reception in lobby at Doris Kelley Christopher Hall