On November 18, 2015, IFPRI officially launched Compact2025, a bold new initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025.
Rwanda’s economic progress in the 20 years since its devastating civil war and genocide has been well-documented. The country has also dramatically reduced its hunger levels, making one of the biggest improvements in hunger scores in the last 15 years, according to the Global Hunger Index. However, challenges remain—30 percent of the population is undernourished […]
Malawi has recently experienced great challenges to its food security situation. At the beginning of 2015, the country saw the worst flooding in its living memory, followed by delayed rainfall and prolonged dry spells. In addition to property damage and lives lost, the toll was heavy on food production, destroying tens of thousands of hectares […]
Ethiopia is one of the highest performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The country has maintained a growth rate of over 11 percent for the last five years and its hunger level, according to the Global Hunger Index, has decreased by more than 40 percent since 2000. Yet a hunger is still high, and 40 percent […]
Eliminating hunger and undernutrition is key to ending extreme poverty. Doing so will pave the way for achieving multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—the anchor of the post-2015 agenda. We can end hunger and undernutrition—and we can do so by 2025. Compact2025 will serve as a global knowledge and innovation hub to experiment, learn, and share […]