LAUNCH: 2017 Global Food Policy Report

  • 09th March 2017
  • by secretary
23 March 2017. Washington, United States. LAUNCH: 2017 Global Food Policy Report. The world is rapidly urbanizing. How does this affect hunger and malnutrition? The International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report takes an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of urbanization for food security and nutrition. Critical questions addressed in this Report include:

  • What do we know about the impacts of urbanization on hunger and nutrition? 
  • What are our greatest research and data needs for better policy making that will ensure food security and improve diets for growing urban populations? 
  • How can we better connect rural smallholders to urban food consumers to ensure that smallholders and urban residents benefit from expanding urban food markets? 
  • What role do informal markets play in feeding cities, and how can they be better governed to increase urban food security? 


  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI
  • Louise Fresco, President, Wageningen University & Research Center
  • Danielle Resnick, Senior Research Fellow, Development Strategies and Governance Division, IFPRI
  • Vimlendra Sharan, Director, Liaison office for North America of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)