Urgent Actions Needed to Prevent Recurring Food Crises

New IFPRI policy brief outlines seven key measures for the international community Seven key initiatives for preventing a recurring food crisis View more presentations from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Just three years after the 2007-08 food crisis, the food security of poor people and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, is under threat >> Read more

Tragedy in Japan

On behalf of the International Food Policy Research Institute, I would like to extend my condolences to the people of northern Japan during this time of great crisis and need. Our thoughts at IFPRI are with those who lost their loved ones, homes, and jobs in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and those still >> Read more

How to Prevent another Food Crisis

Food prices are now soaring to new highs only three years after the 2007-08 food crisis. The international prices of wheat, for example, increased by 85 percent between June 2010 and January 2011. Domestic food prices are also rising in many countries. Food inflation in China, for example, rose to 10 percent between December 2009 >> Read more

IFPRI Director General is awarded honorary degree from Panjab University

At the Panjab University 60th Annual Convocation, Dr. Shenggen Fan was conferred upon with Doctor of Science degree (honoris causa). For more details, see the Panjab University website: http://news.puchd.ac.in/show-news.php?id=94

Way Forward statement on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

In his closing remarks at the 2020 International Conference, Dr. Shenggen Fan released "The Way Forward" statement on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health. The statement is a synthesis of the conference organizers' conclusions intended to stimulate international debate on the way forward and action. Read the Way Forward statement

Welcome Remarks at the 2020 International Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health

Dr. Shenggen Fan gave welcome remarks to kickoff the 2020 International Conference on Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health held on February 10-12, 2011, in New Delhi, India. The conference was inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. More than 1,000 participants attended, representing a wide range of actors including governments, NGOs, >> Read more

Actions to Reduce Food Price Volatility and Ensure Food Security

Shenggen Fan guest blogs for World Economic Forum Food prices have risen sharply in recent months, sparking growing concern. Since June 2010, maize and wheat prices have increased by about 60 and 70 percent, respectively. Food inflation has also reached new heights in some countries... Continue reading on World Economic Forum blog.

Role of emerging countries in global food security

Global food insecurity remains a serious problem. In 2010, more than 900 million people are still hungry, and progress toward reaching the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the world’s proportion of malnourished people is off track by a wide margin. But the global environment within which food insecurity persists is changing in important ways. >> Read more

Future food price crises can be prevented

A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of the price surge, its consequences for the world’s poor people, and the implications for future policies. Read the report

University of Minnesota Honors Ruben Echeverria

Sustainably Feeding the World: The Next 40 Years View more presentations from Shenggen Fan. The University of Minnesota honored Ruben Echeverria, Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) with its Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals at a Mini-Symposium, "Sustainably Feeding the World, " on Monday, October 18. Shenggen Fan gave the presentation >> Read more