Published on March 13, 2014
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
Central to the discussions of the post-2015 agenda is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough.
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