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2012 Global Food Policy Report

Food Policy in 2012: Walk the Talk – Time to move from commitments to action in the fight against hunger

IFPRI report from Shenggen Fan
The world food system continued to be in a vulnerable position in 2012. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, progress toward halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. Granted, a number of countries made important and promising changes in food-related policies, and the global community made noteworthy commitments to strengthen aspects of food security. For 2013, however, it will be critical to ensure that the discussions and commitments made in previous years are translated into concrete actions.

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