At IFPRI's 40th Anniversary celebration, Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University in China, Justin Yifu Lin, provided some insights on China's economic growth and its impact on food security and food safety. He also shared the vital role IFPRI plays in ensuring food security.
Working with leading experts on the reform era who are well informed about the internal processes and logic that drove the reform movement, IFPRI explored China’s economic growth.
The business model called “clustering” involves small businesses that are part of the same industry banding together to specialize in one narrowly defined stage of production. An IFPRI research team completed a study involving four in-depth case studies in China on the subject.
Using innovative ways to fight this “hidden hunger,” HarvestPlus-China contributes to knowledge and technology transfers across research institutions and implementing agencies in both developed and developing countries.
Chinese policymakers are increasingly learning from other international development actors and sharing their own experiences as they design agriculture strategies and poverty-reducing programs. To enhance these collaborations and meet government demand for policy-relevant knowledge, IFPRI launched its China Strategy Support Program in 1996 and subsequently established the International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (ICARD) in 2003 together with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
IFPRI’s Priorities for Pro-Poor Public Investment in Agriculture program, active from 1998 to 2002, provided policymakers with the research-based evidence they needed to determine which investments to make and how to maximize their efficiency in reducing poverty and food insecurity.