Rural vitalization: What lessons can China learn from international experiences?

Despite China’s impressive progress in reducing poverty, hunger, and nutrition over the past four decades, challenges remain, especially in rural areas. More than 3 percent of rural residents live under the poverty line ($1.9 a day), while 12 percent of rural children under five are stunted. Stunting has far-reaching ramifications, affecting children’s cognitive and physical >> 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

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

Multisectoral approaches are key to improve nutrition in India

India has taken large strides to reduce hunger and undernutrition. According to IFPRI’s 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), India’s GHI score declined by 6.4 points between the 2005 GHI and 2014 GHI. During the same period, prevalence of child underweight fell by 12.8 percentage points. These achievements are remarkable, but complacency must be avoided. Though >> Read more

Move to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025: Reflections from my recent trip to Asia-Pacific

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Australia and Singapore where through various platforms, I interacted with donors, policy-makers, and researchers on how we can best work together to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025. Ensuring food security and nutrition for all is a monumental task, but the costs of hunger and malnutrition are >> Read more

Expanded partnerships for impact

At the end of November, I participated in two very exciting development events in Brussels. My first stop was IFPRI’s workshop, Partnering for Impact: IFPRI-European Research Collaboration for Improved Food and Nutrition Security. The all-day workshop brought together 80 of IFPRI’s European partners to discuss how we can strengthen our partnership to have the highest >> Read more