Five Steps to Prevent a Repeat of the 2007–08 Food Crisis

Five Steps to Prevent a Repeat of the 2007–08 Food Crisis (Presentation) View more presentations from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Statement by Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI October 1, 2010 The recent volatility of agricultural commodity prices has caused some observers to wonder if another food crisis, similar to the one that occurred >> Read more

How to Strengthen the Role of the Private Sector in Global Food Security?

Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute 2010 United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals September 22, 2010 Given the right incentives, the private sector can provide effective and sustainable investment, unique expertise, and innovation at a greater scale to help in the fight against hunger. The potential opportunities for >> Read more

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.

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...