This week is the Global Launch Week for the 2016 Global Nutrition Report From promise to impact: Ending malnutrition by 2030. Since its first edition in 2014, the Global Nutrition Report has been creating a culture of accountability to help attain nutrition security for all.
Canada (Global Affairs)
Canada has long championed food security, nutrition, and sustainable and productive agriculture. Canada was one of the first responders to spring into action in the wake of the 2008 food price crisis and in April 2011, Canada achieved another notable milestone as the first G8 country to meet its L’Aquila Summit commitment, disbursing more than $1 billion in funding for sustainable agricultural development. As a theme of its Aid Effectiveness Agenda, food security plays an important role in Canada’s Global Affairs priorities. IFPRI and Global Affairs have developed a successful collaboration, which has led to numerous outcomes in food policy research and national development strategies.
Highlights of this valuable partnership can be found in this brochure.
MOTIVATION Agriculture, nutrition, and health are inseparably linked—agriculture provides food to nourish people so they can lead healthy lives, and productive agriculture requires the labor of healthy, well-nourished people. But can agriculture do more to improve human health and nutrition? In February 2011, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative brought together the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors >> Read more
In Ethiopia, as in many countries, development strategies face design, implementation, and monitoring challenges. In 2004, IFPRI launched the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program—in partnership with the government of Ethiopia and regional partners—to cultivate country specific solutions.
With the 2015 deadline for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals looming, IFPRI facilitated an international policy consultation to identify actions needed to ensure the world’s poorest and hungry people would not be left behind.
MOTIVATION Agriculture is the single largest contributor to the well being of the rural poor in Nigeria, sustaining approximately 86 percent of rural households in the country. Improved agricultural development and growth can provide a pathway out of poverty. In an effort to assist Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture to meet CAADP goals and commitments, >> Read more
Informing Policymakers for Better Allocation of Research & Development Resources