IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report launch

2013_Global_food_policy_report“Central to post-2015 development agenda discussions is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate hunger and undernutrition— and that it can be done by 2025.  The Report examines major food policy issues, developments, and decisions, including:

  • What is the direction of the global development agenda as the world approaches the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development Goals?
  • What are the best policies and investments to ensure we can end hunger and undernutrition by 2025?
  • How effective will India’s landmark National Food Security Act be in ensuring access to adequate food at affordable prices?
  • What policies, investments, and technologies will do the most to sustainably increase agricultural productivity, to link smallholder farmers to markets, and to ensure that their products are safe and nutritious?
  • How do we get the politics of nutrition right, to create an environment in which policies promote food and nutrition security?
  • What have been the major developments in regions and countries where poor and hungry people reside?

The Report was launched on March 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm (EDT) at an event at IFPRI. Download the full Report and/or the Overview.”

This message is from:

Shenggen Fan
Director General
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


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