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

Livestock plays a critical role in food security and nutrition and climate mitigation

It was an honor to provide input to the communiqué in which ministers of 69 countries committed to shape the livestock sector for improving food security and nutrition sustainably, efficiently and responsibly. The ministers made their commitments at the 10th Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference on January 20th in Berlin, Germany during the Global Forum for >> Read more

Progress to achieve EU commitments on stunting

It was a great pleasure to welcome Nevin Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (EC) and Compact2025 Leadership Council member, to IFPRI headquarters in mid-October. The world continues to make progress in reducing child stunting. However, to accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition in all its forms by 2025—the >> Read more

Measuring progress of healthy diets from sustainable food systems: 2017 EAT-Stockholm Food Forum

To sustainably feed a growing population with safe, nutritious foods, all relevant stakeholders must work together. The 2017 EAT-Stockholm Food Forum was an important convening of many key actors to support a healthy, sustainable food system. I especially applaud Dr. Gunhild Stordalen and her team at the EAT Initiative for successfully putting on such an >> Read more

Elevating the leadership role of the US in global food security and nutrition

It was an honor to participate in a panel at the White House Summit on Global Development this morning, that discussed Feed the Future’s progress and impact to date, and explored possible ways forward for the initiative. Also on the panel were Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and >> Read more