European Commission

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.

Building Resilience to Food Price Crises

In response to the world food price crisis of 2007–2008, IFPRI, in collaboration with the EC, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and more recently PIM, launched the Food Security Portal (FSP). Since its inception, the FSP has been equipping policy makers with evidence and analytical tools to address food security challenges.

Re-Examining European Union Biofuel Policies

In April 2015, the EU Parliament voted in favor of amending the Renewable Energy Directive and related legislation to reduce the risk of indirect land-use change. IFPRI’s research helped inform the Parliament’s discussions and decision.

Exploring the Future of Global Food and Nutrition Security: FOODSECURE

FOODSECURE, a research project funded by the EC, analyzed how domestic and international policies affect food and nutrition security. As part of a consortium of 18 institutions, IFPRI, with the help of the CGIAR Research Program Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), provided high-quality research, models and databases, and access to a network of developing-country researchers, particularly in Africa.

Creating a Culture of Accountability: Global Nutrition Report

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.

IFPRI and the European Commission: Partnering Towards Food and Nutrition Security

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.

Highlights of recent IFPRI food policy research for the European Commission

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.