2010 Global Hunger Index: Book Release

Date: 
October 14, 2010
Time: 
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Presenter(s): 
Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute; Beatriz da Silveira Pinheiro, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA); M. S. Swaminathan, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation; Chair: Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute
Location: 

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

Abstract

Hunger and malnutrition severely impede global progress: undernutrition during the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to age two) is not only one of the leading contributors of global hunger, but also has largely irreversible consequences for health, productivity, and economic performance.

The 5th annual Global Hunger Index, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with Concern International and Welthungerhilfe, assesses the state of world hunger and draws attention to the countries and regions most severely impacted by hunger, with the goal of generating policy solutions and stimulating action.

In addition to showcasing highlights from the 2010 Global Hunger Index report, this session will explore how agricultural innovation and policy can be harnessed to improve food supply, increase productivity, and fuel economic growth, and ultimately lead to positive nutrition and health outcomes.