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Ending Hunger in the 21st Century

Food security has two critical dimensions: producing enough food to meet demand and implementing a set of rights and responsibilities that ensures that the food needs of the poorest are met. IFPRI, Bread for the World Institute (BFWI), and researchers from the University of Minnesota are collaborating on a project that examines what needs to be done to meet these two challenges in the next century, what policies will be most effective, and who can help achieve the goals.

As a first step in this project, the 2020 Vision initiative and BFWI held a workshop called "Ending Hunger in the 21st Century: Action Strategies for Food Security" on April 28-29. The workshop brought together experts and stakeholders from research and academic institutions, bilateral and multilateral organizations, NGOs, foundations, and the private sector to provide input and feedback to the project investigators. Workshop participants discussed the research hypotheses, methodologies, and information sources proposed by the re-searchers and identified complementarities across research areas.

The project investigators are now focusing on three sets of issues that cut across disciplines and interests: (1) What role do different institutions play in achieving and maintaining food security? (2) What are the key distributive constraints to food security at the local, national, and international levels? And (3) What technical and institutional innovations can help overcome these constraints? The investigators will develop long-term policy proposals for each of the specific areas of analysis. Results will be shared through publications and a conference in early 2001.