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New Risks and Opportunities for Food Security Scenario Analyses for 2015 and 2050

Author: J. von Braun, M.W. Rosegrant, R. Pandya-Lorch, M.J. Cohen, S.A. Cline, M. Ashby Brown, M. Soledad Bos
Organisation: International Food Policy Research Institute
Publish Date: 2005
Country: Global
Sector: Agriculture
Method: Scenarios
Theme: Food
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Food, Agricultural, Security, Scenario

Given the number of undernourished people in the developing world and the increasingly complex risks to food security, policymakers are faced with an enormous agenda. Freeing people from hunger will require more and better-targeted investments, innovations, and policy actions, driven by a keen understanding of the dynamic risks and forces that shape the factors affecting people’s access to food and the links with nutrition.

The International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) provides insight into the management of these risks through appropriate policy actions. By projecting future global food scenarios to 2050, IMPACT explores the potential implications of policy action and inaction in several main risk areas as well as the effects on child malnutrition in the developing world, commodity prices, demand, cereal yields, production, and net trade.
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