Improved seeds and traits are central to many developing countries’ national strategies for agricultural development and economic growth.
Food price volatility and extreme price shocks have serious implications for politics, agriculture, climate, and food and nutrition security, according to a new book published by ZEF and IFPRI.
It takes millennia to develop fertile soils, but according to authors of a chapter on soils in the 2016 GFPR, we are losing 75 billion tons of soil globally each year, with impacts that not only hurt poor farmers, but extend well beyond the farm.
Chapter 6 of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report highlights the need to adapt food systems to support nutritious and sustainably-produced diets.
New IFPRI Policy Brief lays out current and expected impacts of El Niño and offers short and long term national policy recommendations to respond to its effects.
The global food system puts significant pressure on the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor of GHG emissions. At the same time, a large amount of the food produced by this system is either lost or wasted each year.
UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 calls for the global community to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all…
According to IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR), launched in Washington, DC last week, achieving the ambitious aims of the SDGs – which include eliminating extreme poverty, hunger, and malnutrition while encouraging sustainable growth and conserving the environment by 2030 – will require coordinated action at the global, regional, national, and local community levels.
Smallholder farmers have a vital role to play in global food security and nutrition, and in supporting a range of development and climate change goals.
An astounding one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted between the farm and the fork. Just think about that for a moment: While nearly 800 million people—one in nine globally—are undernourished, more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table. These inefficiencies in our global food system have serious impacts for nutrition, health, and the environment.