Thursday, 19 November 2015

IFPRI celebrates forty years

This week the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) celebrates its 40th Anniversary. IFPRI was established 40 years ago with a mission to provide research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. IFPRI and the Australian Government are longstanding partners in the commitment to global food security and international agriculture and together support cutting-edge research and measurable targets for increasing agricultural productivity.

In wishing IFPRI a happy 40th anniversary, ACIAR’s CEO, Dr Nick Austin said: 
“IFPRI and ACIAR have a long association. I’d like to recognise IFRPI’s successes and achievements in the broader areas of sustainable food production, the key and recognisable role that IFPRI has played in markets and trade, but also within that, improving investments in social protection….and successes around closing the gender gap. For Australia and for ACIAR these are important areas of focus. May the next 40 years be as successful and impactful as the last 40 years.”

Working with many longstanding partners, including the Australian Government and ACIAR, IFPRI’s research focuses on sustainable agricultural growth that engages the private sector, country-led strategy development, investment in agricultural research and the provision of safety nets to strengthen resilience, IFPRI, and its partners, help to improve programs and initiatives for vulnerable people with nutrition interventions for women and children, the design of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and partnerships with other stakeholders in global movements as a priority.

By Laura Carew, Corporate Engagement and Communications Officer, ACIAR

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