FAO-IFPRI Launch of the Global Food Policy Report 2017

Sheikh Zayed Centre (FAO Headquarters)
 Rome time

How rapid urbanization of the world will affect hunger and malnutrition is the question addressed by the Global Food Policy Report 2017. This flagship report of the Institute for Food Policy Research (IFPRI) will be launched at FAO premises, following its global launch on March 23 in Washington D.C.


The key messages of the report and their relevance to today’s policy agenda will be highlighted by Director Generals of both FAO and IFPRI. The chair of the CFS open-ended working group on urbanization and rural transformations will comment on the relevance of the report’s findings for setting new policy directions for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition.




Introductory remarks

Kostas Stamoulis (moderator). Assistant Director General for Economic and Social Development, FAO


Opening speech

José Graziano da Silva. Director-General FAO


Main findings of the Global Food Policy Report 2017

Shenggen Fan. Director-General of IFPRI


New directions for food security in the context of urbanization and rural transformations

Hans Hoogeveen. Permanent Representative for The Netherlands and Chair CFS-OEWG on Urbanization and Rural Transformations


Q & A and discussion moderated by Kostas Stamoulis.


Topics: Food Security
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