The Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations suggests that 690 million people went hungry in 2019. Even more people cannot access healthy and nutritious food. This problem is getting worse year after year as the population grows and efforts to ensure food security has led to subpar results. IFSD’s work on Agrifood Systems aims to generate research insights, practical solutions, and policy options to tackle this problem globally.

Services and activities

Community of Practice Initiative (CPI) in Food security engaging practitioners and researchers from Australia, Asia and the Pacific

Contribution to policy seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on food security in South Asia

Research contribution to a project analysing the impact of COVID-19 on agriculture and food security in Asia

Research contribution to a project analysing innovation systems transformation in natural resources management for food security and livelihoods

Advisory services to agro-entrepreneurship development

Research and policy analysis – reshaping agriculture in the context of reverse youth migration in South Asia

Training and capacity building in agricultural research and innovation systems

Agrifood Systems

Australia’s Water Partnership across Asia and the Pacific

IFSD team participated in the Australian Water Partnership (AWO) Workshop between 3-5 February 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The AWP annual workshop was attended by 71 partner organisations from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, the

Water security and climate change in South Asia

We are providing technical assistance to Southasia Institute for Advanced Studies to conduct research on how city-level planning can be improved for climate-resilient and equitable water access in the cities of Nepal and India. Dr.

Australia-Nepal Urban Water Management Learning Forum

  Although Nepal is rich in water resources, a large proportion of population still faces water scarcity. Despite access to clean water being a fundamental human right, equitable access to water continues to remain a