The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with the support of IDRC and other collaborators, brought together stakeholders from around the world to Beijing from October 17–19 for the conference “Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People.”
The three-day discussion focused on whether the people who are poorest and most afflicted by hunger today face different social and economic challenges than those who have emerged from poverty in recent decades.
Critical questions included:
What are the key pathways out of extreme poverty and hunger?
Which strategies, policies, and interventions have been successful in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger?
How can existing actions to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger be accelerated or scaled up, and how can innovative solutions be designed and implemented for and with the poorest and hungry?