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The Boiling Point

Looking to the Past to Solve Our Food Future

Looking to the Past to Solve Our Food Future

  The American diet is killing us, many diseases are preventible, and yet we perpetually spend huge money on treatment instead of prevention. Whil...

Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization

Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report. It reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at both global and regional levels. This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition while considering how food systems can be transformed to improve the future. According to IFPRI, rapid urbanization and population growth are expected to put growing pressure on the global food system, which changes how countries must achieve the United Nation’s (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of ending hunger, achieving food security, and promoting sustainable agriculture. Most of this urbanization will occur in developing countries, where some of the world’s largest cities are already found. The 2017 Global Food Policy Report also presents data tables and visualizations for several key food policy indicators per country such as agricultural spending and research investment, projections for future agricultural production needs, and the current state of civilian hunger. Each one can be explored here. A regional section in the report also expands upon food security in different areas around the globe. In addition to detailed figures, tables, and a timeline of important food policy events in 2016, the report includes the results of a global survey on urbanization and the current state of food policy.

Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a report about the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report. It reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at both global and regional levels. This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition while...

IFPRI Report Examines How to Feed a Rapidly Urbanizing Population

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released a report about the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report. It reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2016, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2017 at both global and regional levels. This year’s report looks at the impact of rapid urban growth on food security and nutrition while...

How Change Happens: Inspiring Examples from Urban Food Policy

Many of us in the world of food policy are excited by what is happening in cities. Hundreds of municipalities are developing and delivering policies to improve the food system. Fortunately, extensive efforts to document them means we know a considerable amount about whatthey are doing—a whole host of activities, including improving public procurement, building...

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