International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia and Moscow launch of the 2017 Global Food Policy Report

The International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia featuring the 2017 Global Food Policy Report will take place at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Economics Department, on May 26, 2017. The conference is organized by the MSU’s Eurasian Center for Food Security (ECFS), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the World >> Read more

Waste not, warm not: poverty, hunger, and climate change in a circular food system

Full transcript of the keynote speech by PIM Director Karen Brooks at the Crawford Fund's Annual Conference "WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: The Circular Economy to Food Security" held on 29-30 August 2016 in Canberra, Australia.

Journal article: Do markets and trade help or hurt the global food system adapt to climate change?

Rapidly expanding global trade in the past three decades has lifted millions out of people out of poverty. Trade has also reduced manufacturing wages in high income countries and made entire industries uncompetitive in some communities, giving rise to nationalist politics that seek to stop or reverse further trade expansion in the United States and >> Read more

Book: Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt’s exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies

Egypt faces two nutritional challenges. The first is the “growth-nutrition disconnect.” High economic growth has not been accompanied by reduction in chronic child malnutrition, at least throughout the 2000s. Instead, the prevalence of child stunting increased during this decade—an atypical trend for a country outside wartime. The second challenge is the simultaneous presence of chronic >> Read more

Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease: Carbon taxes on food could help the world control global warming and improve public health

Growth in agricultural productivity and expanding markets have made more food available to more people than ever before. The options available to the average consumer visiting a supermarket are richer and more varied than at any time in history. But this abundance comes at a cost to our health and the planet.