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Evidence-Based Research Informs Successful Policymaking On Food Security, Nutrition

Huffington Post: From Famine to Feast in Forty Years: Policy Matters
Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute

“…Food policy research generates the evidence behind decisions to help ensure that all people have access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, and sustainably grown food. It also provides policy options to distribute scarce resources, such as food, land, and water. Food policy research helped guide the rollout of the Green Revolution and created conditions for its success, particularly in Asia. … In other words, we’ve gotten better at using evidence-based research to guide policymaking. That’s one reason I believe we won’t have to wait another 40 years before we end hunger and malnutrition…” (3/3).

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