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The 2022 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI

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The 2022 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI

Recently the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the “Global Food Policy Report 2022” on Climate Change and Food Systems.

The report highlights a range of evidence-based policies and innovations. These are emphasized on prioritizing and implementing adaptation and mitigation measures in our food systems.

Key findings of the report-

  • India’s food production could drop by 16% by 2030. Also, the number of people suffering from starvation can increase by 23 percent.
  • Global food production will increase by about 60% by 2050 compared to 2010 levels in the context of climate change.
  • Globally, more than 70 million people will be at risk of starvation. Of these, more than 280 million people will be in East and South Africa.
  • Meat production in South Asia and West and Central Africa is projected to double by 2030 and triple by 2050.

Policy Recommendations-

  • Investments need to be made in R&D to make food systems climate-resilient, resource efficient and sustainable innovations.
  • Holistic and inclusive governance and management of water, land, forest and energy resources must be ensured.
  • There is a need to promote a healthy diet and increase the sustainability of food production.
  • There is a need to improve the efficiency of the value chain, facilitate trade and reduce food loss.
  • Improving capital flows into the food system, and attracting new financial sources.
  • There is a need to extend the benefits of social security programs to the poor rural population whose livelihood is dependent on agriculture. It can protect them from the worst effects of climate change.

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is the research center of the International Advisory Group on Agricultural Research (CGIAR). It was established in the year 1975.
  • It provides research-based policy solutions to reduce poverty in a sustainable manner and end hunger and malnutrition.
  • CGIAR is a global partnership. It was established in the year 1971. It was established as an integrated international organization engaged in research for a food safe future.

Source – The Hindu

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