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The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as food security, land issues, markets, gender and the role of innovation and technology.
2016 Global Food Policy Report: How we feed the world is unsustainable
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The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. 

This year's report argues that, if we are to meet SDG targets, we must promote and support a new global food system that is efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.

Latest Documents

Review of Agri-Food Value Chain Interventions Aimed at Enhancing Consumption of Nutritious Food by the Poor: Pakistan
S. Zuberi; R. Mehmood; H. Gazdar / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
How can agriculture play a more effective role in improving nutrition in countries with a high burden of hidden hunger and where an increasing proportion of the poor sources its food from the market? There is a need to understand how ...
India and Africa - collaboration for growth
KPMG 2016
The nature of India’s relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in India’s advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overvi...
Hot, hungry and starved of investment: supporting smallholders to build a climate-resilient agricultural sector in southern Africa
K. Hanks / Oxfam 2016
As the African Development Bank meets in southern Africa, one of the strongest and most sustained El Niño events on record, turbocharged by climate change, is causing severe drought, failed harvests and a hunger crisis across t...
Setting and implementing science-based targets: recommendations for food and beverage companies
A. Sen / Oxfam 2016
The food and beverage sector is both a significant driver of global climate change, and among the most adversely impacted by climate change. Food and beverage companies, therefore, have a major role to play in reducing global greenhou...
The impact of food assistance on pastoralist livelihoods in humanitarian crises: an evidence synthesis protocol
K. Czuba; T. O'Niell / Oxfam 2016
This protocol outlines plans for conducting an evidence synthesis on the impact of food aid on pastoralist livelihoods. The distinctiveness of pastoralists – including factors related to the erosion of their livelihood strategies...
Feeding climate change: what the Paris Agreement means for food and beverage companies
T. Gore; R. Pearl-Martinez / Oxfam 2016
The Paris Agreement marked a major breakthrough in support for climate action from many parts of the business community, including from key actors in the food and beverage sector. But despite significant progress, much work remains to...
Making a killing: a 2011 survey of ivory markets in China
G.G. Gabriel; N. Hua; J. Wang / International Fund for Animal Welfare 2016
An unprecedented surge in ivory seizures occurred in 2011. Media reported that 5,259 elephant tusks were seized worldwide in that year alone, representing the lives of at least 2,629 elephants. In spite of the government’...
Alliances for Religions and Conservations (ARC) “Faith Engagement in Climate Smart Agriculture and Sustainable Land Management in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
P. Vedeld; C. J. Cavanagh; J. B. Aune / Noragric, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 2015
This is a desk appraisal of the Alliances for Religions and Conservations (ARC) done for the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) by the Department of International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, at the...
Thailand's seafood slaves: human trafficking, slavery and murder in Kantang’s fishing industry
Environmental Justice Foundation 2016
The Thai seafood industry employs more than 800,000 people, while seafood exports are valued at $6 billion. Slavery, ‘pirate’ fishing and other serious crimes continue to plague Thailand’s seafood sector highlighting th...
Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets
A. Flores-Martinez; G. Zanello; B. Shankar; N. Poole / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Anemia is a nutrition problem of global importance. Based on data from 107 countries worldwide, Stevens et al. [1] estimated that 29% of non-pregnant women (translating to 496 million non-pregnant women), 38% of pregnant women (transl...
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