Food Policy in Disarray

The Challenges and Priorities

Date: 
November 21, 2011
Time: 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time

Presenter(s): 
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, H. E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy; J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship, Cornell University
Contact/RSVP: 

RSVP to Simone Hill-Lee - s.hill-lee@cgiar.org 202-862-8107

Location: 

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

Per Pinstrup-Andersen will discuss how policy failure contributed to the food price crisis and how those responsible for global and national food systems need to take certain actions to reverse the damage. He presents findings that have been published in “Food Policy for Developing Countries: The Role of Government in Global, National and Local Food Systems”, which Per coauthored with Derrill Watson.

The evidence suggests that the biggest policy challenges to achieving sustainable global food security are not found on the farm at all, and the ongoing single-minded focus on smallholder farms should be replaced with a cohesive food-systems approach to decision-making and food policy with a particular emphasis on the post-harvest environment and sustainable management of natural resources.