The International Food Policy Research Institute, IFPRI says policy innovation is key to accelerating progress towards eliminating world hunger
The IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, stated this during the Purdue Global Hunger Colloquium at Purdue University in the United States themed: “A giant leap forward toward ending global hunger.”
He emphasized the need for innovative approaches to policies that promote nutritious, sustainable and healthy diets.
“Reforms are also needed to move away from ineffective, unsustainable policies, such as agricultural subsidies, which distort prices and contribute to a lack of sustainability,” the IFPRI Director General stated.
Fan acknowledged the European Union’s positive direction in eliminating agricultural subsidies as a promising example.
He also highlighted the importance of policy analysis and data as tools to support and inform the needed governance on agriculture and nutrition, while taking into account the political economy in a given context.
The Purdue University is extensively engaged in agricultural research both in the U.S. and in many developing countries where IFPRI targets its work.
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