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Shenggen Fan, September 2014
Rethinking the global food system
The role of policy innovat...
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Outline
 A rethinking of the global food system is
needed t...
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Rethinking the global food system
OLD
 Food insecurity is m...
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Policy innovations can be game changers
Asian Green Revoluti...
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Food policy research
 Provides enabling environment for tec...
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 Provided early warning about 2007-08 global food price
cri...
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Shaping public investment priorities
 Agricultural Science ...
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Supporting country-led strategies
NIGERIA
SUPPORTING AGRICUL...
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IFPRI’s strategic research supports CGIAR
goals
• Less rural...
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CGIAR goals contribute to upcoming SDGs
Improving
health,
nu...
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 Ensuring sustainable food production—nexus approach to lin...
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 A call to rethink the global food system cannot be
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Rethinking the global food system The role of policy innovations by Shenggen Fan

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IFPRI-IRRI Policy Seminar “Innovations in Science and Policy: Transforming the Rural Sector for Improved Food Security” on September 26, 2014. Presentation by Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI.

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Rethinking the global food system The role of policy innovations by Shenggen Fan

  1. 1. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Rethinking the global food system The role of policy innovations Shenggen Fan Director General | International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI-IRRI Policy Seminar September 26, 2014 | Washington, DC
  2. 2. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Outline  A rethinking of the global food system is needed to address emerging challenges  Policy innovations can be game changers  How IFPRI’s strategic research contributes to CGIAR goals and upcoming SDGs
  3. 3. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Rethinking the global food system OLD  Food insecurity is mainly a supply problem  Agricultural intensification with more output  Small(holder) is always beautiful  Self-sufficiency is beneficial  Food systems are safe  Global governance food system dominated by North and UN NEW  Accessibility issues are major problems  Sustainable intensification with more nutrition  Context specificity matters  Open, transparent, and fair global trade provides more gains  Safety of food systems is increasingly at risk  New players now play a bigger role
  4. 4. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Policy innovations can be game changers Asian Green Revolution  Promoted enabling and sustained policies and investments– infrastructure, market, finance, extension, and input systems Vietnam’s Doi Moi reforms  Implemented land tenure and agric. market reforms (among others), transforming Vietnam from rice importer to 2nd largest exporter Thailand’s food security and nutrition policy  Launched agricultural and social protection policies with nutrition interventions to nearly end hunger and child stunting
  5. 5. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Food policy research  Provides enabling environment for technology adoption and use, for example  Offers guidance on avoiding or reforming counter- productive policies  AND contributes to food security and nutrition via • Better allocation of resources • Improving governance, institutions, markets, and trade Food policy research has broad impacts Policy research is crucial
  6. 6. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014  Provided early warning about 2007-08 global food price crisis  Contributed to a broader understanding of crisis and policy responses • Produced 30 publications and disseminated findings through high-level presentations and briefings • 7 of 8 proposed urgent actions were adopted as policy recommendations in the Comprehensive Framework for Action by the High Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis • 2008 G8 Summit report, Double Jeopardy: Responding to High Food and Fuel Prices, drew on IFPRI research to justify revision of biofuel policies Informing food security policy
  7. 7. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Shaping public investment priorities  Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators • Instrumental in helping policymakers understand levels of investment and human capacity and where to intervene • Creates a unique international public good • 2012 G8 Accountability Report and G20 Interagency Report have been very important in calling for sustainable support for ASTI  Statistics of Public Expenditure for Economic Development (SPEED) • Contributes to transparency in public spending • Provides the most comprehensive and publicly-available public expenditure information for 147 countries and several sectors
  8. 8. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 Supporting country-led strategies NIGERIA SUPPORTING AGRICULTURAL POLICY REFORMS GHANA PROMOTING INNOVATIONS IN VALUE CHAINS ETHIOPIA SUPPORTING AGRICULTURE-LED INDUSTRIALIZATION STRATEGY BANGLADESH STRENGTHENING EVIDENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO POVERTY AND HUNGER
  9. 9. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 IFPRI’s strategic research supports CGIAR goals • Less rural poverty • Better food security • Better nutrition and health • Sustainably managed resources CGIAR goals
  10. 10. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014 CGIAR goals contribute to upcoming SDGs Improving health, nutrition & food security Reducing rural poverty Sustainable natural resource management 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 17 5, 6, 12, 13, 16, 17 1. End poverty 2. End hunger 3. Ensure healthy lives 4. Ensure education 5. Achieve gender equality 6. Ensure availability of water and sanitation 7. Ensure access to energy 8. Promote economic growth and work for all 9. Build resilient infrastructure 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries 11. Make cities safe and sustainable 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production 13. Take action to combat climate change 14. Conserve oceans and marine life 15. Protect and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems 16. Promote peaceful, inclusive societies for sustainable development 17. Strengthen global partnerships
  11. 11. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014  Ensuring sustainable food production—nexus approach to link water, energy and food together  Promoting healthy food systems—experiments and evaluation of value chains for nutrition  Improving markets and trade—not just output markets, new research focusing on input markets: land, water, finance, labor  Transforming agriculture—leveraging the role of medium-size farms?  Building resilience—using a system approach to link short-term relief to long-term development?  Institutions and governance —new institutions and implications of new technologies on institutions  Gender—big push on gender-disaggregated data IFPRI’s strategic research Pushing the frontiers of knowledge
  12. 12. Click to edit Master title style Shenggen Fan, September 2014  A call to rethink the global food system cannot be ignored  Policy innovations will be key to create a healthy and sustainable food system for all  The CGIAR (incl. IFPRI) has a critical role to play in achieving this goal in the post-2015 agenda  We must all work together to support country-led strategies In conclusion

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