Towards a Post-2015 Development Agenda on Food and Nutrition Security

As the 2015 deadline of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals fast approaches, the goal of halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger is not on track. While significant progress has been made, nearly 870 million individuals remain undernourished and more than 2 billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. I recently participated in the >> Read more

Inquiry on global food security: Testimony at the UK House of Commons

Today, I had the privilege of testifying to the International Development Committee of the UK House of Commons for the inquiry on Global Food Security. The purpose of the inquiry was to see how the global food system can ensure an end to hunger and to particularly look into the role that the UK should play. >> Read more

Integrating nutrition into the development agenda of ASEAN countries

At the end of January, I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to take part in a high-level consultative meeting organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on “Integrating Nutrition into ASEAN Food Security Framework and its Strategic Plan of Action for Food Security.” Despite significant advances >> Read more

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland

Addressing the critical need to improve the strength of the global system, this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was themed “Resilient Dynamism,” which took place in Davos, January 23 to 27—IFPRI will also be focusing on resilience as a theme this year. The 2013 Annual Meeting was a busy time for me, as I took part >> Read more

US Launch of the State of Food and Agriculture 2012

On January 22, I chaired the US launch of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report “The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2012: Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future,” hosted by IFPRI, FAO, and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa. Speaking at the launch was Keith Wiebe, Deputy >> Read more

The German International Green Week to advance the global agricultural development and food security agenda

I recently traveled to Berlin, Germany on January 17 to 19 where I took part in several high-level events organized around International Green Weekwhich focused on timely topics critical to advancing global agricultural development and food security. The International Green Week Berlin is a unique exhibition for the food, agriculture, and horticulture industries and hosts >> Read more