Launch of IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report
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. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies), IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggests that it is equally important to eliminate hunger and undernutrition— and that it can be done by 2025.
IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan will present an overview of the major food policy developments presented in the Report, and will discuss ways in which post-2015 development efforts can help achieve the aspirational target of eliminating hunger and undernutrition in a sustainable manner by 2025.
Guest speakers, including Homi Kharas, Asma Lateef, and Tjada McKenna, will provide their own perspectives on recent developments influencing food and nutrition security, as well as insights for 2014 and beyond.