IFPRI turns 40

Forty years ago, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), PIM's lead center, was founded to provide research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. On November 18, IFPRI marked the occasion with “IFPRI at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward.”  The event was livestreamed and followed on Twitter at #IFPRI40.

This day-long event brought together policymakers, partners, donors, staff and alumnae, and other friends of IFPRI to discuss how food policy has evolved over the past four decades and  key issues going forward.  That evening, IFPRI launched the bold new global initiative, Compact2025, designed to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Compact2025 will work with countries to bring stakeholders together, set priorities, innovate and learn, build on successes, and synthesize sharable lessons to accelerate progress in ending hunger and undernutrition

In honor of this anniversary, IFPRI produced a series of 12 stories reflecting on its food policy research since 1975, including work on sustainable agricultural production, markets and trade, gender, nutrition, and partnerships with such key countries as Bangladesh and Ethiopia.

In addition, throughout 2015 current IFPRI researchers and alumni have blogged about their work on the 40th anniversary blog series.

Congratulations to our colleagues at IFPRI -- PIM looks forward to celebrating together many more anniversaries of "Making a Difference Through Food Policy Research."