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Quantitative methods for integrated food and nutrition security measurement – lessons to be learned!

Nov 15 2017
Nov 17 2017

To define the state of the art for quantitative measurement of food and nutrition security (F&NS) the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organise an international conference.

Researchers, academics, professionals and decision makers are invited to this interdisciplinary forum to discuss and present quantitative methods for integrated F&NS measurement.

Participants will find the opportunity for to forge partnerships for the development and promotion of improved methodologies to support evidence-based F&NS policies and decision makers.


  • Highlight new quantitative methodologies and approaches that contribute to F&NS measurements and identify the main practical challenges
  • Share innovative methods or modelling techniques in F&NS measurement
  • Explore best practices to scale up multi- and cross-sectorial F&NS collaboration and coordination at country, regional and global level.

Programme, keynote speakers and registration

The conference is open to the public.

/jrc/en/file/document/172559Draft programme

/jrc/en/file/document/173553Keynote speakers

/jrc/en/file/document/172813Registration form

Please submit your completed registration to by 05 November 2017.


Thon Hotel
Rue de la Loi 75
1040 Brussels


Call for abstracts

The call to submit an abstract is now closed.

/jrc/en/file/document/172561Call for abstracts and background information

/jrc/en/file/document/172812Template for abstracts

All abstracts must be submitted to by 31 August 2017.

Review and notification of acceptance: 15 September 2017

Selection process

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by relevant experts and 34 presentations selected for the event.

Selected authors will be contacted and invited to submit their final paper by 05 November 2017.

The best contributions will be published in a special issue in a peer reviewed journal.


The conference will sponsor (registration, travel, and accommodation) up to 20 presenting authors from developing countries.

The sponsored papers will be selected based on their quality by a panel of JRC and IFPRI scientists. Authors needing sponsorship are requested to indicate it at the time of the abstract submission.

For more information on the submission of abstract, please download the conference information document.


Abstract submission: 31 August 2017

Review and notification of acceptance: 15 September 2017

Final Paper submission & registration: 05 November 2017