The multibillion dollar question: How much will it cost to end hunger and undernutrition?

World leaders have committed to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet we are not on track to achieve the goal—in fact hunger, measured as caloric deficiency, rose in 2016 after more than a decade of impressive progress. More investments are needed to end hunger—but how much will it cost? >> Read more

Key priorities for agricultural development with IFAD President Gilbert F. Houngbo

I had the pleasure of meeting with Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), to discuss key priorities for agricultural development, in light of persisting food insecurity and malnutrition despite global progress. Focus on supporting smallholders will be an important priority for both IFAD and IFPRI, as smallholders play a >> Read more

Strengthening partnerships to promote nutrition and health

Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are all-too prevalent and stubborn development challenges. To explore new ways to jointly tackle these challenges, I recently spoke with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Francesco Branca, WHO’s Director of Nutrition for Health and Development. We shared some exciting ways our >> Read more

Water, energy, and food security: MOU signed with the Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity (MoWIE) of Ethiopia

It was an honor to welcome Dr. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity of Ethiopia, to IFPRI on January 30th to sign a memorandum of understanding between IFPRI and the Ministry. As the global population continues to grow, demands for water, energy, and food will rapidly increase and further pressure scarce natural resources. >> Read more

Aligning efforts to track progress of food systems

A food system approach will be critical to end hunger and malnutrition, and achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Comprehensively tracking food systems is essential to ensure that food systems are contributing to sustainable development. Indeed, a tool to track countries’ food systems has broad appeal—it can diagnose issues in food systems, inform policy priorities, identify >> Read more