Launch of IFPRI’s 2012 Global Food Policy Report

Date: 
March 14, 2013
Time: 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT (Please join us for lunch beginning at 11:45 am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Presenter(s): 
Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI; Mary Bohman, Administrator of the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture; Michael Elliott, President and CEO of ONE; Andrew Steer, President and CEO of World Resources Institute
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

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.