Battered But Not Broken: Building a Resilient Food System in Nepal

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published in the Huffington Post. While the major earthquakes in Nepal appear to have ended, the need to prepare for future disasters has not. The April 25th quake killed thousands, while leaving millions homeless, and has put roughly 3.5 million people in need of food assistance. Two >> Read more

Resilience critical to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025

IFPRI’s 2020 Conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” that just concluded in Addis Ababa was very stimulating and successful. I was impressed by the dynamic discourses among over 800 participants during the course of three days in 24 plenary and parallel sessions, 21 side events, and a knowledge fair. The momentum for moving >> Read more

Building the resilience of smallholders is key

Smallholder farmers in developing countries have a major role to play in helping to meet the future demands of a growing and increasingly rich and urbanized global population. Yet, they are hard hit by multiple shocks that have become more frequent and intense. In July, I wrote about a new report “From Subsistence to Profit: >> Read more

Building up small farmers

On the occasion of World Food Day, the World Economic Forum invited me to provide guest commentary on their “Forum: Blog.” In my post, “Building Up Small Farmers,” I highlighted the need to boost the resilience of smallholder farmers and the importance of their role in global food and nutrition security. The Forum plays a >> Read more