Special Event

Geneva Launch of 2017 Global Food Policy Report

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CEST
IFPRI GFPR 2017 Geneva Launch


  • Samuel Gayi, Head, Special Unit on Commodities, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


  • James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)  
  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI (Presentation)
  • Gerda Verburg, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator of the SUN Movement 
  • Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • Chizuru Nishida, Coordinator for Nutrition Policy and Scientific Advice Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) (Presentation)

The world is rapidly urbanizing.  How does this affect hunger and malnutrition?  IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report takes an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of urbanization for food security and nutrition.

Critical questions addressed in this Report include:

  • What do we know about the impacts of urbanization on hunger and nutrition?
  • What are our greatest research and data needs for better policy making that will ensure food security and improve diets for growing urban populations?
  • How can we better connect rural smallholders to urban food consumers to ensure that smallholders and urban residents benefit from expanding urban food markets?
  • What role do informal markets play in feeding cities, and how can they be better governed to increase urban food security?

Join us to discuss major food policy issues and developments.

*Lunch is provided