March 5, 2015
Our 2014 Conference included an address by esteemed agricultural economist Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in which he highlighted that eliminating hunger and malnutrition calls for efficient policies and practices from all stakeholders – “It is the right thing to do, but is also good economics,” he said. On IFPRI’s 40th anniversary, Shenggen has penned an opinion piece which appeared in the Huffington Post, in which he describes the incredible progress in food and nutrition security we’ve made over those 40 years, due in great part to evidence-based, food policy research.
As he notes, there is still much work to be done to sustainably and nutritiously feed a growing world population, but we can be optimistic that we “won’t have to wait another 40 years before we end hunger and malnutrition.”
The Huffington Post blog story: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters