IFPRI’s 2016 Global Food Policy Report

ThSDGSe Global Food Policy Report is IFPRI’s flagship publication. This year’s annual report examines major food policy issues, global and regional developments, and commitments made in 2015, and presents data on key food policy indicators. The report also proposes key policy options for 2016 and beyond to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Of particular relevance to Malawi, the figure shown here depicts how support to smallholders contributes to the SGDs. Key aspects include improving women's control over land, scaling up productive safety nets, and investing in irrigation. In particular, the report covers the following key questions in global food policy:

  • How can we support the critical contributions of smallholders to food security in a world facing climate change?
  • What are the causes and costs of food loss and waste within food systems, and how can this loss be reduced?
  • How can sound management of water resources provide multiple benefits for health, nutrition, and sustainability?
  • What policy choices can best promote sustainable management of agricultural land and soil resources and the ecosystem services they provide?
  • Where are the most promising opportunities for exploiting synergies between green energy and food security goals?
  • What changes in global diets can make the greatest contribution to food security and sustainability?
  • How can we use food value chains to develop effective interventions to achieve both better nutrition and sustainability?

You can view the launch event webpage, download the complete report, the synopsis, or view the table of contents and download specific chapters (listed below).

Table of Contents