We Can Halve Hunger, If We Change the Way We Do Business

Press statement by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in advance of MDG summit A decade ago, the international community committed itself to halving the percentage of people who go hungry. When world leaders meet next week to review implementation of this and other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they need to >> Read more

Investing in Agriculture and Social Protection for Halving Hunger and Poverty

Investing in Agriculture and Social Protection for Halving Hunger and Poverty View more presentations from Shenggen Fan.

IFPRI Director General on Flooding in Pakistan

Source: flickr (Vicki Francis / DFID) Young men in front of a flooded field in Pakistan The flooding in Pakistan is one of the largest humanitarian disasters in recent memory. The crisis is affecting about 15 million people, almost a tenth of the population of the world’s sixth most populous country. Water has inundated about >> Read more

2020 conference video interview

Interview with IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan, about the purpose of the forthcoming international conference, "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health" -- http://www.ifpri.org/2020-agriculture... -- to be held February 10-12, 2011 in New Delhi.

Halving Hunger: Meeting the First Millennium Development Goal through "Business as Unusual"

In 2000, the world’s leaders set a target of halving the percentage of hungry people between 1990 and 2015. This rather modest target constitutes part of the first Millennium Development Goal, which also calls for halving the proportion of people living in poverty and achieving full employment. However, the effort to meet the hunger target >> Read more

Business as Unusual – Shenggen Fan – June 23, 2010

IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan discusses new report on reaching the First Millennium Development Goal. More info at http://www.ifpri.org/publication/halv...

Address to Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum

Bangladesh has undergone remarkable economic transformation and development during the past 50 years through the implementation of a range of reforms, technological innovations, and strategic policies.

Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI

The first step in reducing poverty and hunger in developing countries is to invest in agriculture and rural development. Most of the world’s poor and hungry people live in rural areas in Africa and Asia and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, but many developing countries continue to underinvest in agriculture. Research in Africa and >> Read more

Role of Emerging Countries in Global Food Security

Role of Emerging Countries in Global Food Security View more presentations from Shenggen Fan.