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  • 19 April, 2021

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Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI

Global Food Policy Report 2021 by IFPRI

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released the Global Food Policy Report, in 2021.

About Global Food Policy Report, 2021:

  • The report provides lessons drawn from the current crisis. Especially the lessons that can help
    • transform food systems to reduce the impact of the ongoing pandemic,
    • better prepare for future shocks, and
    • address long-standing weaknesses and inequalities.
  • Theme: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19”.

Key Findings related to India:

  • The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the pandemic restrictions resulted in half of India’s poor people being deprived of nutritious food.
  • The midday meal program of India which covers 80% of primary-school-age children in the country, was affected due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • 50% of households in India reported that women spent more time fetching firewood and water in comparison with the previous year.
  • Efforts of India to incorporate migrant workers into social protection programs were a huge success.

Other Key Findings:

  • The number of poor people living below the poverty line is to increase by 150 million as compared to the pre-pandemic levels.
  • Women accounted for 39% of employment globally. However, they incurred 54% of job losses during the pandemic.

About IFPRI:

  • It is a non-profit international research centre founded in 1976.
  • Its mandate is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.
  • Headquarters: Washington, USA.

Source: TH


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