In 2012, the world food system continued to be in a vulnerable position. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, even the modest goal of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. A number of countries made important and promising changes in food-related policies, and the global community made noteworthy commitments to strengthen aspects of food security. What remains is for these commitments to be translated into action.
Drawing on rigorous research and sound evidence, IFPRI’s 2012 Global Food Policy Report discusses major food policy developments in 2012 that contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security.
Shenggen Fan will present an overview of the food policy developments in 2012 and highlight emerging developments in 2013. Mary Bohman, Michael Elliot, and Andrew Steer, will provide their perspectives on the major developments influencing food and nutrition security.
Copies of the report will be available at the event.