2023 Global Food Policy Report: Rethinking Food Crisis Responses
Economic crises, epidemics, conflicts, and extreme weather events can wreak havoc on food systems, in particular when several of these shocks overlap. Food system shocks risk increasing food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition, and can disrupt livelihoods, increase poverty, and further diminish prospects for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Governments and the international community, including research organizations such as IFPRI, support efforts to better predict, monitor, and respond to crises as they arise, but these efforts often are not sustained when the crises end. Addressing the “new normal” of possibly more frequent and compounding crises requires rethinking food crisis responses to drive renewed and broader efforts to prevent, mitigate, and recover from crises in ways that build long-term resilience.
Please join us for the launch of IFPRI’s 2023 Global Food Policy Report, which explores evidence-based policy and governance solutions that can provide better early warning and rapid response, increase resilience of food systems, protect the livelihoods of women and marginal groups and ensure their inclusion in crisis response, and address the impacts of conflict and migration. Following a presentation of the report’s key findings and recommendations, a distinguished panel of experts will address how best to align crisis response with resilience building for greater impact.
- Johan Swinnen, Managing Director, Systems Transformation, CGIAR and Director General, IFPRI
High level overview of GFPR findings and recommendations
- Katrina Kosec, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Rapid Fire Presentations
- Early Warning Systems: Friederike Greb, Economist, World Food Programme (WFP)
- Anticipatory Action: Sikandra Kurdi, Research Fellow, IFPRI
- Social Protection: Kalle Hirvonen, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
- Forced Migration: Manuel Hernandez, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
- US Perspectives on Crisis Response: Dina Esposito, USAID Assistant to the Administrator for Resilience and Food Security, U.S. Feed the Future Deputy Coordinator for Development, and Global Food Crisis Response Coordinator
- Examining the Role of the G20 in Global Food Crisis Response Coordination: Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research, and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
- Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa: Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson and Acting Managing Director, AKADEMIYA2063
- Charlotte Hebebrand, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, IFPRI