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2016 Global Food Policy Report: Toward a more sustainable food system

At the recent launch of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report in Washington, DC, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan saw something of a mixed bag for global food security leading into 2016. On the positive side, the international development community…


Agriculture – nutrition disconnect: Can research on curriculum fix it?

In the process of development policy making and program implementation, research helps speed up learning among policy makers and program managers. Research undertaken to fill major knowledge gaps can lead to mid-course correction that can profoundly…


40 Years of IFPRI celebrated around the world

IFPRI celebrated its 40 th anniversary around the world throughout 2015. Receptions were held in Addis Ababa, Beijing, Dakar, Dhaka, Islamabad, and Lilongwe to mark this momentous occasion. These events were also an opportunity for IFPRI to recognize…


Compact2025 formally launched

The following blog story was originally published on the Compact2025 website. On November 18, 2015, IFPRI officially launched Compact2025, a bold new initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Compact2025 works with countries to bring…


Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.…