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Walk the Talk: Food policy development in 2012 and outlook for 2013

CEPS Conference Room
1, Place du Congrès 1000 Brussels
CEPS Event

Walk the Talk: Food policy development in 2012 and outlook for 2013


IFPRI Global Food Policy Report Launch

In 2012 the world food system continued to be in a vulnerable position. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, progress on its first goal of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. A number of countries made important and promising changes in food-related policies, and the global community made noteworthy commitments to strengthen aspects of food security, but these commitments must be translated into action. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2012 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy developments, looking at new sources of agricultural growth, the outcomes of Rio+20 and the progress towards sustainable food security, the move from attention to action on gender, the prospects for youth employment in agriculture in Africa, the evolution of the US and EU support for their farmers, and the drivers of future global food security. Drawing on rigorous research and sound evidence, the Report assesses the key food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security.  Dr. Shenggen Fan, IFPRI Director General, will present an overview of the food policy developments in 2012 and highlight emerging developments in 2013. Stakeholders and observers of the agro-food policy debate in Brussels are warmly invited to take part in this high-level discussion.

Participation in CEPS Meetings is a benefit of membership. Non-members may be admitted for €50, paid in cash at registration or 50€ +VAT invoiced to them after participation in the meeting. A limited number of sandwiches will be available for purchase (€6) from 12:30 onwards.