Special Event

Launch of IFPRI's 2016 Global Food Policy Report

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT


The year 2015 was a watershed moment for the international development community. The endpoint of the Millennium Development Goals highlighted the striking advances made since 1990: extreme poverty, child mortality, and hunger all fell by around half. However, enormous challenges remain. The 2016 Global Food Policy Report reviews major trends, events, and changes affecting food security and nutrition in 2015 and beyond, and explores how the global food system can best contribute to further reductions in hunger, malnutrition, and poverty while ensuring sustainable use of the world’s resources.

Shenggen Fan presented an overview of the report; Janet Ranganathan addressed shifting people’s diets to ensure food security and sustainability; Maximo Torero discussed reducing food loss and waste; Juergen Voegele reflected on the future of a sustainable food system; and Beth Dunford spoke on building resilient food systems in the new global context.