On September 15-16, 2016, the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) Summit will be held in New York. At the summit, IFPRI will be co-hosting a side-event called Precision Agriculture. IFPRI has been at the forefront of providing open-access data to improve policies.
USA (US Agency for International Development)
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is IFPRI’s largest supporter and knowledge partner, working alongside IFPRI for four decades. IFPRI has been conducting robust evidence-based research and analysis to help develop, implement and evaluate USAID food and nutrition security programs, which has become a vital resource to the agency’s advancement of food security, nutrition security and agricultural growth. In 2009, President Barack Obama launched the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative to solve global hunger, a program that IFPRI is actively supporting through monitoring and evaluation, and providing empirical evidence on project outcomes. The US government was instrumental in the creation of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, announced at the 2012 G8 summit hosted by President Obama. With an aim of lifting more than 50 million people out of poverty over the next decade, the New Alliance has harnessed commitments of more than US$3 billion in private-sector investment in Africa’s agricultural development. The collaboration between USAID and IFPRI continues to bring cutting-edge research in developing countries through Country Development Strategy programs in Africa and Asia.
Highlights of this partnership can be found in this brochure.
Since its launch in 2012, WEAI has been revolutionizing how women’s empowerment and role in agriculture are seen and measured. WEAI also proved to be very valuable to other organizations’ monitoring and evaluation efforts.
On June 28, 2016, Dr. Howarth Bouis was awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for his pioneering work developing micronutrient-rich crops through biofortification that has been a valuable contribution to ending global hunger and undernutrition.
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.
During IFPRI’s 40th Anniversary event in 2015, Nancy Stetson, Special Representative for Global Food Security of the United States Department of State, spoke on the value of IFPRI’s research to the United States government to reduce hunger.
Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Minister of Finance and Ministry of Planning spoke on the collaborations between IFPRI and the government of Bangladesh since the 1990s that helped the country be self-reliant, self-sufficient, and become a modern society.