The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog.
The following story by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog.
The following story by Mahmoud Solh, Director General of the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), was originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog.
The following piece by IFPRI's Maximo Torero is an excerpt of a story that was originally posted on the Devex Global Views blog in honor of World Food Day (October 16).
Why rural women are integral in the upcoming climate change negotiations
We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades.
The following post by Sight and Life Director Klaus Kraemer was originally published on the Global Nutrition Report website.
As we approach World Food Day, we must not overlook a hunger that does not always respond to just the provision of food — hidden hunger.
Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite significant inroads made in the fight against hunger and malnutrition since 1990, 805 million people are still going hungry.
Earlier today, IFPRI and partners Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe launched the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI). Detailing hunger at national, regional, and global levels, the GHI provides a comprehensive view of global hunger on an annual basis. Now in its ninth year, the report presents scores calculated for 120 countries, based on three equally-weighted indicators: undernourishment, child underweight, and child mortality. These scores are measured along a 100-point scale; a score of zero represents no hunger and 100 signifies that the entire population was undernourished.
Expert panel discussed expanding commercial opportunities for the poor at recent CGIAR Development Dialogues
The following post is a modified version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) website.
The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on the World Food Day Network as part of their “Perspectives” series of essays on this year’s theme of family farming. This series is curated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office for North America.
Research leaders discuss policy and farming innovations for the next green revolution
Can you eat policy?
Obviously not, but without innovations in policy—together with technological innovations in food production, information, and communication that weren’t even dreamed of just a generation ago—there will not be enough nutritious food to feed the world’s growing population.
Last week in Washington, the director generals of the International Rice Research Center (IRRI) and IFPRI, and the chief scientist of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security shared their perspectives on how a second green revolution –aimed at not only raising agricultural yields but also improving nutrition and protecting natural resources– is critically needed.