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

IFSD Contributes to Himalayan Assessment led by ICIMOD

Background and purpose of the Himalayan Assessment Himalayan waters are a source of local livelihoods, way of life for a myriad of communities, and are also the subject of many geopolitical divisions. The glaciers that feed these