How does agricultural productivity growth affect agrifood system transformation goals? Exploring trade-offs using IMPACT

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Co-organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR Initiative on Foresight

July 9, 2024, 9:00—10:00 AM EDT

Agrifood systems are complex and changing, so it is critical to explore different potential futures to inform decisions today that can put the world on a better path for livelihoods, health, and the environment. In the coming decades, changes in population, income, and diets will put increasing pressure on agrifood systems to meet evolving food demands and improve food security. With climate change, limited scope for cropland expansion, and growing water scarcity, investments in agricultural R&D to improve productivity are crucial to meet these challenges sustainably.

Join our next webinar to explore recent analyses using the IMPACT modeling system. We’ll discuss how alternative investment options, including scenarios focused on agricultural research, could help meet future food demands sustainably and equitably. We’ll also explore potential trade-offs between different strategies and goals.

Opening remarks:

Alan Rennison,Senior Program Officer, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Timothy Sulser, Senior Scientist, Foresight and Policy Modeling Unit, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Chin Yee Chan, Scientist, WorldFish
Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, USAID
Dolapo Enahoro, Senior Agricultural Economist, Policy, Institutions and Livelihoods program, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

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