Special Event

Rome Launch of 2017 Global Food Policy Report

Mar 27, 2017 - 02:30 pm to 03:30 pm CEST


  • José Graziano da Silva, Director General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
  • Hans Hoogeveen, Permanent Representative for The Netherlands and Chair CFS-OEWG on Urbanization and Rural Transformations


  • Kostas Stamoulis, Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The world is rapidly urbanizing.  How does this affect hunger and malnutrition?  IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report takes an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of urbanization for food security and nutrition.

Critical questions addressed in this Report include:

  • What do we know about the impacts of urbanization on hunger and nutrition?
  • What are our greatest research and data needs for better policy making that will ensure food security and improve diets for growing urban populations?
  • How can we better connect rural smallholders to urban food consumers to ensure that smallholders and urban residents benefit from expanding urban food markets?
  • What role do informal markets play in feeding cities, and how can they be better governed to increase urban food security?