The 2016 Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. The report was published by IFPRI in March, 2016.
In 2015, the global community made major commitments on sustainable development and climate change. According to the report, the global food system lies at the heart of these commitments, and we will only be able to meet the new goals if we work to transform our food system to be more inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, efficient, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.
IFPRI’s Flagship Report also presents data for several key food policy indicators, including country-level data on hunger, agricultural spending, agricultural research investment, and capacity for food policy research. In addition to illustrative figures, tables, and a timeline of food policy events in 2015, the report also presents the results of a global opinion poll on the current state of food policy.
This year’s report takes a look at the latest research on opportunities and challenges the world will face in achieving multiple SDGs. It also includes chapters on climate change and smallholder farmers, sustainable diets, food loss and waste, and water management.