After decades on the sidelines, agriculture and food security have recently found their place at the top of the global development and policy agendas. In a world where 900 million people are undernourished and 2 billion are micronutrient deficient, ensuring access to nutritious foods is critical to lifting more than 1 billion poor people out of poverty.
Land degradation, climate change, natural resource scarcity, as well as conflict, urbanization, and shifting diets, all pose substantial, looming threats to food security. In this time of unprecedented challenges, the work of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is more important than ever before. The Institute provides research to shape evidence-based policy options to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.
The 2013 Annual Report presents highlights of IFPRI’s 2013 activities that fall under the Institute’s six strategic research areas and its cross-cutting theme on gender.
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