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

Welcoming Secretary Clinton to IFPRI

On August 11th 2011, Hillary Rodham Clinton, U. S. Secretary of State, visited IFPRI and delivered an address on the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa. In her inspiring address she emphasized the urgent needs of those affected by the current famine and the need for longer term interventions that rely on the research and analysis provided by organizations like ours to ensure food security in the region.

Video: Release of IFPRI Annual Report

Shenggen Fan discusses IFPRI’s global research and outreach activities in 2010. For more information, see the IFPRI 2010 Annual Report

Future food price crises can be prevented

A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of the price surge, its consequences for the world’s poor people, and the implications for future policies. Read the report

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" -- -- to be held February 10-12, 2011 in New Delhi.

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