Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report

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Published on March 13, 2014

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Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report on March 12, 2014 at IFPRI by Shenggen Fan. Speakers: Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI | Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow & Deputy Director for the Global Economy & Development Program, Brookings Institution | Asma Lateef, Director, Bread for the World Institute | Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future and Acting Assistant to the Administrator at USAID’s Bureau for Food Security.

No room for complacency • Fairly stable global food prices until Jan. 2014 • But trends vary by country and region • Rising prices of high-value foods in China and India

Nutrition gets the spotlight • Increased investments – G8 Nutrition for Growth Summit • Expansion of New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition • Bigger momentum of SUN Movement • New evidence – The Lancet Series

Post-2015 agenda and SDGs gain traction • Recognition of linkages among development outcomes • BUT lack of consensus on agriculture, food, and nutrition goals Picture

Regional and national developments • Africa: CAADP turns 10; Development of Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa • Middle East & North Africa: Impressive food policies incl. land reform, open data initiative • Central Asia & Russia: New reforms incl. improve agricultural productivity, agribusiness competitiveness, and trade • South Asia: Strategic actions for ensuring food security and adapting to climate change; India’s Right to Food Act INSERT PICTURE

End hunger and undernutrition by 2025  For ethical and economic reasons  BUT governments and donors must devote sufficient resources and implement appropriate polices INSERT PICTURE

The right strategies can speed up progress

 Sustainable agricultural intensification • Nitrogen-use efficiency can improve global rice yields by 20%  New technologies in and outside of agriculture • Higher investments in agricultural R&D boost productivity • Access to SMS Text increases farmgate prices for maize by 13% in Ghana  Effective social safety nets • Context-specific cash transfers increase caloric acquisition by 20% in Uganda A comprehensive approach is crucial

Moving forward  Post-2015 agenda needs • People-focused goals with clear targets and timelines • Comprehensive data and metrics • Partnerships among all stakeholders • Strong accountabil-ity • Country-led strategies are crucial for success Picture

“It always seems impossible until it's done” - Nelson Mandela

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