Apr 8, 2014

Technology to the rescue?

The role of agricultural technologies amid growing natural resource scarcity

This blog story by IFPRI researchers Nicola Cenacchi and Claudia Ringler highlights key messages from Chapter 4 of the 2013 Global Food Policy Report

Changing climate— Policy innovations important for a resilient global agriculture and food system

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on his DG Corner blog on April 3, 2014.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest Report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, is a reminder that swift and concrete actions are needed to avert the negative impacts of a changing climate.

Apr 1, 2014

A timely call to action

The following post by Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute, is a modified version of a story that originally was published on the Bread for the World Institute’s blog.

Water, energy, and food under climate extremes— Are water markets a solution?

The theme of this year's World Water Day (March 22, 2014) is “Water and energy.” IFPRI senior researcher Claudia Ringler highlights the potential role of water markets in the water-energy-food nexus under global climate change

Mar 19, 2014

Transforming political will into action for nutrition

Nutrition perspectives from the 2013 Global Food Policy Report

The year 2013 saw a major step forward in global attention to nutrition.

Collaboration helps Colombia adapt to climate change

Workshop highlights policymaker-friendly tools

When it comes to enacting climate change policy in agriculture, policymakers are often challenged by a range of information and input from different sectors: the research community, the private sector, and the public and policymaking community. What’s more, their policies must account for a range of global forces, from price changes to pressures on land use. To successfully develop and implement policies that mitigate climate change and enhance food security, they need reliable and relevant data that incorporates input from a range of disciplines and sectors.

Working toward a brighter future

Can public works programs help end extreme poverty?

The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

Highlights from IFPRI’s gender research and women’s role in the larger development puzzle

This Saturday marks International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “equality for women is progress for all,” and IFPRI’s gender work is essential to its larger mission of achieving food and nutrition security for all and reducing poverty levels throughout the world.