2019 Global Food Policy Report launch: Rural revitalization is key to ending hunger, improving livelihoods worldwide

As the world faced a difficult 2018—with ongoing conflicts, climate-driven disasters, and political stresses—rural areas confronted persistent and deepening hunger and malnutrition. As urbanization expands, rural areas risk being further left behind, which is why IFPRI’s 2019 Global Food Policy Report (GFPR), launched March 27, focuses on the urgent issue of rural revitalization. The report, which also outlines major policy developments in 2018, explores ways to confront rural challenges from electrification to gender equity.

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