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International Food Policy Research Institute

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N0108
Acronym:
IFPRI
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2033 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006-1002, USA
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Type of organisation:
Research and academic institution
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The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is a research and academic type of an institution established in 1975 with the mission to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. It provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. It is a research centre of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

 

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Contributions

  • The economic value of seasonal forecasts stochastic economywide analysis for East Africa

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    There is growing interest within the climate change and development community in using seasonal forecast information to reduce the losses to agriculture resulting from climate variability, especially within food-insecure countries. However, forecast systems are expensive to establish and maintain, and therefore gauging the potential economic return to investments in forecast systems is crucial. Most studies that evaluate seasonal forecasts focus on developed countries and/or overlook agriculture’s economywide linkages.

  • 2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis [in Chinese]

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    2015年对国际社会而言是具有分水岭意义的一年。联合国千年发 展目标于2015年到期;自1990年以来,世界各国在实现千年发 展目标方面取得了重大的进展,极端贫困人口、儿童死亡率以及饥 饿人口比例均降低了约一半。然而,我们仍然面临着巨大的挑战。 《2016全球粮食政策报告》综述了影响2015年及未来的食物安全和 营养的主要趋势、事件和变化,并探讨了全球食物系统如何在为进 一步减少饥饿、营养不良和贫困做出最优贡献的同时,确保全球资 源的可持续利用。2016年是我们将新的国际和国家承诺转化为行动 的重要的一年。

  • Rapport 2016 sur les politiques alimentaires mondiales: Synopsis

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    L’année 2015 a marqué un tournant décisif pour la communauté internationale du développement. L’aboutissement des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement a souligné les avancées remarquables enregistrées depuis 1990 : l’extrême pauvreté, la mortalité infantile et la faim ont toutes chuté à peu près de moitié. Toutefois, un défi considérable demeure.

  • Como assumir compromissos SMART de ação em prol da nutrição: Relatório sobre a nutrição mundial nota de orientação

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    O Relatório sobre a Nutrição Mundial, um mecanismo independente de responsabilização voltado para o progresso e a ação em prol da nutrição, convoca todas as partes interessadas a assumir compromissos SMART de ação em prol da nutrição — isto é, compromissos específicos, mensuráveis, realizáveis, relevantes e com prazo definido.

  • Green energy: Fueling the path to food security

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    Energy is vital to the global food system and food security, but countries will need to explore greener energy paths to address climate change. Opportunities for achieving both green energy and food security goals include solar and hydropower in Africa, biofuels in poor countries, and energy-saving cookstoves.

  • The new challenge: End all forms of malnutrition by 2030

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    It is a formidable challenge. Every country is facing a serious public health challenge from malnutrition (IFPRI 2014). One in three people is malnourished in one form or another (IFPRI 2015a). Malnutrition manifests itself in many forms: as children who do not grow and develop to their full potential, as people who are skin-and-bone or prone to infection, as people who carry too much weight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, or cholesterol.

  • Shifting diets: Toward a sustainable food future

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    A global convergence toward Western-style diets that are high in calories, protein, and animal-based foods poses challenges for food security and sustainability. To quantify the benefits of shifting these consumers to more sustainable diets, several possible diet shifts are modeled. A framework is proposed to tackle the crucial question of how to shift people’s diets through the retail and food services sector.

  • The global nutrition landscape: Assessing progress

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    AS DISCUSSED IN CHAPTER 1, SETTING TARGETS IS ONE MANIFESTATION OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT. COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY MADE A SERIES OF COMMITMENTS TO ATTAIN global nutrition targets by 2025 (Panel 2.1). For maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, the 2012 World Health Assembly (WHA) set six targets for 2025. The Global Nutrition Report tracks five of these.1 The WHA also agreed on nine noncommunicable disease (NCD) targets, one of which—“Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity”—is tracked in this report via three indicators.

  • Regional developments

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    In addition to global events and food policy changes, 2015 also saw important developments with potentially wide repercussions in individual countries and regions. This chapter offers perspectives on major food policy developments across the major regions: Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030: Summary [in Arabic]

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    قليلةه ي التحديات التي تواجه المجتمع العالمى الآن والتى تساوى حجم
    تحدي سوء التغذية. إن سوء التغذية مشكلة تؤثر بشكل مباشر على
    واحد من كل ثلاثة من سكان العالم. ويتجسد سوء التغذية فى أشكال عدة: مثل
    تأخر نمو الأطفال وتطور قدراتهم، أو في الأفراد الذين يتحولون إلى جلد على
    عظم ويصبحون عرضة لخطر العدوى بالأمراض، أو فيمن يعانون من الوزن
    الزائد. أو من هم عرضة لخطر الأمراض المزمنة بسبب الإستهلاك الزائد
    للسكر والملح، أو الدهون. أو الكوليسترول، وأولئك الذين يعانون من نقص في
    العديد من الفيتامينات أو المعادن المهمة. ويمثل سوء التغذية والنظام الغذائى إلى

  • Highlights of recent IFPRI food policy research for the European Commission 2016

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    EC financial support has helped to ensure that IFPRI’s research remains responsive, innovative, and effective in tackling the obstacles that stand in the way of achieving food security and poverty alleviation. Over the years, the EC’s support to IFPRI provided the necessary foundation for cuttingedge research in areas such as climate change; biofuels; and the nexus of agriculture, nutrition, and health.

  • Taking aim: Progress on setting nutrition targes

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    THROUGH THE WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY (WHA), COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED ONTO GLOBAL NUTRITION TARGETS, AND AS CHAPTER 2 SHOWS, ONE WAY to track countries’ progress is to apply these global targets to the national level. Yet targets that countries set for themselves are likely to be more effective tools for promoting accountability. By definition, these self-generated targets have greater government buy-in and ownership than those set from outside the country.

  • Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030: Summary [in Japanese]

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    栄 養不良の問題は、3人に1人が直接的に影響を受け ており、今日国際社会が直面している問題でこれ ほど規模の大きなものはほとんどありません。栄養不良は、子どもの成長や発育不全だけではなく、極度の消耗状態に ある個人が病気にかかりやすくなったり、肥満状態にある 個人の血液に糖分、塩分またはコレステロールが過剰に含 まれていたり、あるいは重要なビタミンやミネラルが欠乏 していたりするなど、さまざまな形で現れます。栄養不良や 不適切な食事は病気を引き起こす世界最大の危険因子で す。栄養不良による深刻な公衆保健問題に直面していな い国はありません。栄養改善における1ドルの投資に対し 16ドルの経済効果が証明されているにもかかわらず、アフ リカとアジアでは毎年国内総生産(GDP)の11%を栄養不 良により損失しています。各国は栄養改善に向けて目標値 を定め、これに合意していますが、近年若干の進展が見ら れたとはいえ、目標達成は難しくなっています。世界の栄養 状況に関する第3回目となる本報告では、この進展の遅い状況を変え、2030年までにあらゆる栄養不良を根絶するた めのさまざまな方法を紹介しています。

  • Progress against and nature of the 2013 nutrition for growth comments

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    ON JUNE 8, 2013, THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND BRAZIL, AND THE CHILDREN’S INVESTMENT FUND FOUNDATION (CIFF) HOSTED A SUMMIT IN London titled “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science” (known as N4G). The objective of the summit was to mark a “seminal declaration by leaders to scale up political commitment, increase resources, and take urgent action on nutrition” (United Kingdom 2013, 1).

  • Global Nutrition Report 2016: From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030: Summary [in Russian]

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    На сегодняшний день лишь немногие из стоящих перед мировым сообществом проблем сопоставимы по своему масштабу с неполноценным питанием – ситуацией, напрямую затрагивающей каждого третьего человека в мире. Неполноценное питание проявляется в самых различных формах: задержка роста и развития ребенка, физическое истощение и предрасположенность людей к инфекционным заболеваниям, избыточный вес и повышенный риск развития хронических заболеваний вследствие чрезмерного употребления сахара, соли или жиров, а также дефицит важных витаминов или минеральных веществ в организме человека.

  • Taking action: Progress and challenges in implementing nutrition policies and programs

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    TO BE EFFECTIVE, COMMITMENTS TO ACTION MUST BE IMPLEMENTED AND ENFORCED. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES AND INTERVENTIONS DEPENDS on converting political commitment to practical action. How are governments and other stakeholders doing in implementing policies and interventions that reflect commitment?

  • Accelerating the contribution that nutrition's underlying drivers make to nutrition improvements

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    THE FOOD, SOCIAL, HEALTH, AND LIVING ENVIRONMENTS IN WHICH PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS HAVE A HUGE INFLUENCE ON NUTRITIONAL STATUS. For optimal nutrition, these underlying factors matter. For example, the food environment should make healthy diets available, affordable, accessible, and desirable. The social environment should set norms about good nutrition and hygiene and support people in caring for their nutrition and the nutrition of their families.

  • Malnutrition and climate patterns in the ASALs of Kenya: A resilience analysis based on a pseudo-panel dataset

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    This study showed how arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya are particularly affected by undernutrition in women and children. Despite undernutrition improving in the rest of the country, in the ASAL areas the trends appear to be negative, particularly with respect to wasting in children and women being underweight. Temperature shocks emerge as the most detrimental factor for nutrition, again especially in ASAL areas.

  • Meeting the need: Financing to attain targets

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    COMMITMENT WITHOUT FUNDING REPRESENTS UNFULFILLED GOOD INTENTIONS. IF NUTRITION-PROMOTING ACTIONS ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND TARGETS MET, they need to be financed. Financing for nutrition comes from governments (domestic), from international sources—the bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and foundations that make up the “donor” community—and from people themselves.

  • Measuring progress in attaining targets

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    TO GUIDE, TRACK, AND LEARN FROM OUR EFFORTS TO REDUCE MALNUTRITION, WE REQUIRE CREDIBLE, TIMELY, AND USEFUL DATA ON NUTRITION OUTCOMES AND INPUTS. IN THE ERA of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the amount of data available to assess progress in development grew rapidly through formal surveys, administrative data, civil registration, and mobile telephones (UN 2014b; World Bank and WHO 2014).