IFPRI’s flagship report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. Drawing on rigorous research, IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions:
- How can middle income countries, which despite becoming more affluent are still home to the majority of the world’s hungry people, address their food and nutrition security challenges?
- What is the role of improved sanitation in shaping key nutrition outcomes, especially for children?
- How can we support smallholder farmers in “moving up” in agriculture or “moving out” of the sector altogether?
- What social protection measures help shield vulnerable people effectively and efficiently against an increasing number of shocks?
- How can we best build and regulate the capacity of actors along the food chain to tackle food safety and health risks?
- How should we address food and nutrition security of people living in conflict zones?
- What policies can support the sustainable development of the aquaculture sector as the global demand for fish skyrockets?
- What have been the major developments in regions and countries where poor and hungry people reside?
The 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report also presents data for several key food policy indicators, including country-level data on hunger, agricultural research spending, and capacity for food policy research. In addition to illustrative figures, tables, and a timeline of food policy events during the past year, the report also presents the results of a global opinion poll on the current state of food policy.
Please join us for the launch event, live streaming on Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 4:30PM to 5:15PM EDT:
Video of the event will be posted on IFPRI's YouTube channel afterwards.
- Table of Contents and Front Matter (PDF 85K)
- Chapter 1 Food Policy in 2014–2015: Strong Advances and Stubborn Setbacks (PDF 375K)
- Chapter 2 Reaching the Missing Middle: Overcoming Hunger and Malnutrition in Middle Income Countries (PDF 310K)
- Chapter 3 The Power of WASH: Why Sanitation Matters for Nutrition (PDF 268K)
- Chapter 4 The Business Imperative: Helping Small Family Farmers to Move Up or Move (PDF 2.2M)
- Chapter 5 Mitigating Risk: Social Protection and the Rural Poor (PDF 358K)
- Chapter 6 Food Safety: Reducing and Managing Food Scares (PDF 1.1M)
- Chapter 7 Conflict and Food Insecurity: How Do We Break the Links? (PDF 5.0M)
- Chapter 8 The Rise of Aquaculture: The Role of Fish in Global Food Security (PDF 410K)
- Chapter 9 Regional Developments (PDF 2.0M)
- Food Policy Indicators: Tracking Change (PDF 277K)
- Notes (PDF 215K)