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IFPRI Publishes Global Food Policy Report

April 27, 2012

The International Food Policy Research Institute's (IFPRI) 2011 Global Food Policy Report, the first in a new annual series, looks at the past year's major food policy developments and events. It answers the following questions: What happened in food policy in 2011 and why? What challenges and opportunities resulted? What could have been done differently? What should be done in the future?

"IFPRI's 2011 Global Food Policy Report is the first of its kind, and I hope it will contribute to an enriched research agenda that informs sound food policies to the benefit of the world's poorest and most," said Shenggen Fan, IFPRI executive director. Contributions were commissioned from experts, scholars, and stakeholders on topics such as a new development in food policy, a major change in food policy, or a new way of looking at a food policy issue. The topics cover both regional and global perspectives and feature research results as well as expert opinions.

A preview of the report is available for download at