The International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) new research program on Food Industries for People and Planet (FIPP) will expand traditional ways of thinking about the global food system and will provide evidence-based policy assessments aimed at making agri-food industries and food systems more inclusive in terms of employment and income opportunities, more efficient in terms of meeting global food needs, and conducive to the promotion of healthy diets and environmentally sound production and distribution systems.
The research program aims to focus on three interrelated areas of research:
(1) Improving agri-food market efficiency and access
(2) Innovation for inclusive agri-food value chains development
(3) Incentives for safer, healthier, and more sustainable food
The FIPP program is currently seeking partnerships and external colleagues. The program aims to develop partnerships for the new research program with such organizations as Wageningen University Research and SNV in The Netherlands, the Overseas Development Institute in the U.K., and Michigan State University and the University of California at Berkeley in the United States, as well as with networks of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. IFPRI will also leverage its ongoing partnerships with FAO, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, the Gates Foundation, and the World Council for Sustainable Businesses.