Aligning efforts to track progress of food systems

A food system approach will be critical to end hunger and malnutrition, and achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals. Comprehensively tracking food systems is essential to ensure that food systems are contributing to sustainable development. Indeed, a tool to track countries’ food systems has broad appeal—it can diagnose issues in food systems, inform policy priorities, identify >> 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

Small farmers can help meet Sustainable Development and Climate Goals—But they need our support

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published in the Huffington Post. There is a lot of buzz in the global development community about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the pledges to cut poverty, hunger, and malnutrition while protecting the planet—signed by 193 countries. This commitment will guide global action over the >> Read more

3 steps for tackling food loss and waste

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, and World Resources Institute CEO Andrew Steer was originally published in the Growing Food for Growing Cities blog series by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. An astounding one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted between the farm and the fork. Just >> Read more

Reshaping the global food system to achieve multiple SDGs

The following statement was originally given by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan at OECD Meeting of the Committee for Agriculture at Ministerial Level. The global food system is at a crossroads. On the one hand, it currently feeds more than 6 billion people—more than many would have imagined possible. On the other hand, it leaves nearly >> Read more

Compact2025 formally launched

The following was originally posted on Compact2025.org. On November 18, 2015, IFPRI officially launched Compact2025, a bold new initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Compact2025 works with countries to bring stakeholders together, set priorities, innovate and learn, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons to accelerate progress in ending hunger and undernutrition. The >> Read more