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To tackle climate change we need to rethink our food system

Aug 30th, 2019 • by Sara Gustafson

The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released UN climate change report , which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food—and quickly—to avoid the most devastating impacts of global food production, including massive deforestation, staggering biodiversity loss and accelerating climate change.

Fighting hunger has been at the heart of my global development work on sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition over

Aug 30th, 2019 • by Neven Mimica

To end hunger once and for all, we have to increase investment in sustainable agriculture and rural development.

When I took over as EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, I had to face head on the cold, hard facts: nearly a billion people worldwide experiencing chronic food shortage and many millions of children stunted from malnutrition.

Resolving Uncertainty in Agricultural Markets

Aug 9th, 2019 • by Sara Gustafson

Written by Joe Glauber, Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI's Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, and Seth Meyer, Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri.

2019 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Persistent hunger and obesity increase the global burden of malnutrition

Aug 6th, 2019 • by Ahdi Mohammed, Katarlah Taylor

This post first appeared on the IFPRI Event Blog by Ahdi Mohammed and Katarlah Taylor.

After decades of steady decline, the trend in world hunger—as measured by the prevalence of undernourishment—reverted in 2015, remaining virtually unchanged in the past three years at a level slightly below 11%. As a result, more than 820 million people globally were still hungry in 2018, the latest UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report finds, underscoring the immense challenge of achieving the Zero Hunger target by 2030.