IMPACT – the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade – was developed at IFPRI at the beginning of the 1990s, upon the realization that there was a lack of long-term vision and consensus among policy makers and researchers about the actions that are necessary to feed the world in the future, reduce poverty, and protect the natural resource base. In 1993, these same long-term global concerns launched the 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment Initiative. This initiative created the opportunity for further development of the IMPACT model, and in 1995 the first results using IMPACT were published as a 2020 Vision discussion paper: Global Food Projections to 2020: Implications for Investment (Rosegrant, Agcaoili-Sombilla and Perez, 1995), in which the effects of population, investment, and trade scenarios on food security and nutrition status, especially in developing countries, were analyzed.

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Mark W. Rosegrant
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International Food Policy Research Institute
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Rosegrant, Mark W.
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