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.
The European Commission (EC) has been committed to ensure food and nutrition security, resilience to food crises, and agricultural development. Since 2006, the EC has committed €1 billion every year to strengthen and support global food security and sustainable agriculture. Over the years, the EC’s strong support to IFPRI provided the necessary foundation for cutting-edge research in areas such as climate change; biofuels; and the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health. In addition, it has helped IFPRI team up with strategic European partners in civil society, higher education, and public sector areas, with a focus on making food security research accessible through the development of global public goods, capacity-building networks, and technological platforms.
Highlights of IFPRI’s collaboration with the EC can be found in this brochure.
IFPRI and the EC's partnership has made significant strides in providing evidence-based research on food and nutrition security. At the 10th European Development Days (EDD), IFPRI continues to work with the EC and other partners to accelerate progress towards food and nutrition security.
This brochure highlights key collaborations between IFPRI and the European Commission. Over the years, the EC’s support to IFPRI provided the necessary foundation for cutting-edge research in areas such as climate change; biofuels; and the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health.
Roberto Ridolfi of EuropeAID acknowledged the impact of IFPRI's and CGIAR's work in addressing many global development challenges, "What makes the CGIAR different from the academic world is the fact that we plug research into action, into impact."
IFPRI’s AgFoodTrade program comprised a series of research projects that built upon existing knowledge, data, and models to address issues relating to international trade and trade negotiations.
In 2004, IFPRI facilitated an all-Africa conference, bringing together more than 500 actors and stakeholders from 50 countries to deliberate on how to bring about change and action to assure food and nutrition security.