In September 2001 IFPRI and its 2020 Vision Initiative, in collaboration with partners, organized an international conference called “Sustainable Food Security For All by 2020” in Bonn, Germany. IFPRI drafted an initial action plan and obtained feedback on it from the more than 900 people who attended the conference, as well as many others.
This document presents the highlights of the revised action plan (published separately as Reaching Sustainable Food Security For All by 2020: Getting the Priorities and Responsibilities Right). Although the action plan reflects the helpful advice received on the draft, it does not represent a consensus as such. Rather, it reflects IFPRI’s best judgment, as an institution, about the driving forces influencing the long-term prospects for food security and the actions needed over the next two decades to free humanity from the scourge of hunger. Our hope is that the plan and these highlights will help spur policymakers and others to take the necessary steps, now so long overdue.