Speaker: Shenggen Fan
Position: Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Short bio: http://www.ifpri.org/profile/shenggen-fan
Multiple burdens of malnutrition persist globally. In addition to feeding the world healthily and sustainably, the global food system is increasingly called upon to play a more active role in economic and social development throughout the developing world. Hence, a new global food system is needed to deliver multiple-win outcomes. A crucial step in this process is to set the record straight on some of the main issues surrounding food security and nutrition efforts, free of the myths that impede progress. The path toward ending hunger and malnutrition needs to be grounded in a solid framework of reformed institutions, policies, infrastructure, and agricultural R&D to reduce trade-offs and harness synergies between multiple sectors. In this presentation, Dr. Fan will demystify some of the conventional beliefs that hamper efforts to achieve global food security and nutrition. He will also highlight the important dimensions of a new food system and actions that can mutually reinforce the achievement of global food security, nutrition, and other development goals.
Date and time: March 3, 2016 at 15.30 hrs
Room: C81, Leeuwenborch