This report was produced by an Independent Expert Group (IEG) empowered by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group. The writing was a collective effort by the IEG members, supplemented by additional analysts and writers. They are all listed here: Lawrence Haddad (cochair), International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC; Corinna Hawkes (cochair), independent, UK; Emorn Udomkesmalee (cochair), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand; Endang Achadi, University of Indonesia, Jakarta; Arti Ahuja, Women and Child
Development, Odisha, India; Mohamed Ag Bendech, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome; Komal Bhatia, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK; Zulfiqar Bhutta, University of Toronto, Canada; Monika Blossner, World Health Organization, Geneva; Elaine Borghi, World Health Organization, Geneva; Kamilla Eriksen, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK; Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Patrizia Fracassi, Scaling Up Nutrition Secretariat, Geneva; Laurence M. Grummer-Strawn, World Health Organization, Geneva; Elizabeth Kimani, African Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya; Julia Krasevec, UNICEF, New York, NY; Natasha Ledlie, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC; Yves Martin-Prével, Institut de recherche pour le développement, Marseille, France; Purnima Menon, International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi; Eunice Nago Koukoubou, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin; Holly Newby, UNICEF, New York, NY; Rachel Nugent, University of Washington, Disease Control Priorities Network, Seattle, USA; Stineke Oenema, Interchurch organization for development cooperation (ICCO) Alliance, Utrecht, Netherlands; Leonor Pacheco Santos, University of Brasilia, Brazil; Judith Randel, Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK; Jennifer Requejo, Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, World Health Organization, Geneva; Tara Shyam, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK; Boyd Swinburn, University of Auckland, New Zealand. We acknowledge the contributions from IEG member Rafael Flores-Ayala, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta.
Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty and undernutrition. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has focused its efforts on three pillars of food security: improving agricultural productivity, increasing rural livelihoods, and improving community resilience. This demonstrates Australias commitment to serving the needs of the poorest and constructing the building blocks of global food security in the long term. In 20132014, the Australian governments
spending on food security is expected to total more than 316 million Australian dollars.
Working with many longstanding partners, such as the government of Australia and its Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), IFPRIs research focuses on sustainable agricultural growth that engages the private sector, country-led strategy development, investment in agricultural research, provision of safety nets to strengthen resilience, prioritization of nutrition interventions for women and children, design of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, and partnerships with other stakeholders in global movements, such as Scaling Up Nutrition.
IFPRI, and its partners, help to improve programs and initiatives for vulnerable people. By serving as a trusted voice on food policy issues, IFPRI works to change mindsets and provide evidence on how to improve food and nutrition security. Together, IFPRI and the Australian government support cutting-edge research and measurable targets for increasing agricultural productivity. This brochure highlights some of the key collaborations between IFPRI and the Australian government.
This brochure highlights key collaborations between IFPRI and the Australian government, often in partnership with other institutions.