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762. IFPRI Flagship Report on Global Food Policy for 2023

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762. IFPRI Flagship Report on Global Food Policy for 2023

In April, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) released its flagship report on global food policy for 2023. This year's subtitle is "Rethinking Food Crisis Responses".
 
In 2022, the world faced multiple crises with increasing numbers of hungry and undernourished people, as the COVID-19 pandemic, major natural disasters, civil unrest and political instability, and the effects of climate change continued to disrupt food systems. The situation was exacerbated by soaring food and fertilizer prices related to the situation in Russia and Ukraine.
 
The shocks to global and national food systems from conflict, disease and climate-related disasters, as well as the growing number of people living in poverty and hunger, underscore the urgent need for a longer-term, more effective response to widespread and often protracted food crises. Humanitarian responses in the aftermath of crises are not enough, especially as crises are likely to become more frequent in the future with climate change, and there is a need to move towards better anticipation, preparedness and resilience. Arguing that now is an opportune time to rethink how to respond to food crises, this report presents data-based evidence and makes policy recommendations.
 
The report focuses on three key areas: 1) anticipating and preparing for crises; 2) building resilience before and during crises; and 3) ensuring that crisis responses are supportive and inclusive of women, forced migrants, and other vulnerable groups.
 
Food systems are also closely interlinked with other critical systems, such as the environment, trade, the economy, infrastructure, governance, health and social protection, which influence each other. Responding to crises proactively rather than reactively can create more durable and sustainable responses that contribute to food security, improved nutrition and sustainable livelihoods

 

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). 2023. Global food policy report 2023: Rethinking food crisis responses. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). https://doi.org/10.2499/9780896294417   


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