by Jamed Falik, Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Katrin Park et al.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), March 2017
IFPRI released the 2017 Global Food Policy Report, an evidence-based analysis of the latest developments in food policy across the developing world. With rapid urbanization dramatically shifting demographics in the developing countries in recent years, this year’s report examines how urbanization is changing food systems, health, and development. The report features chapters on the importance of investing in rural-urban linkages and value chains; the increasing shift of poverty, food security, and nutrition issues from rural areas to cities; the urban food environment’s influence on diets; and the role of the informal sector in feeding Africa’s urbanites. Also featured are updated data sets and infographics on global hunger, agricultural investment, public expenditures, and more.