AGRODEP consortium offers free web-based training on GAMS to public
Economic models can be used to conduct research on a wide range of topics and help analyze policies pertaining to agricultural growth, poverty, climate change, and natural resource management, to name a few. Libraries of models are widely available at research institutions and via professional organizations but, without knowledge of the coding language used to operate modeling software, such libraries might as well be in a storeroom under lock and key.
The following post by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad is part of an ongoing series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. Each story authored by current and former IFPRI research staff highlights a key research topic through the years from the personal perspective of the researcher.
SPOTLIGHT: Pilot project in Malawi
The following is an excerpted version of a blog story originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) website. The story relates closely to this year’s theme for World Health Day, which highlights the importance of food safety across the global food system.
Nutrition outcomes in post-Green Revolution Bangladesh
While gains in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction achieved during the Green Revolution have been widely recognized, little is known of how these shifts in practice and production impacted the nutritional status of individuals in these countries, particularly women and children.
The mix of policies to promote inputs such as irrigation and fertilizers, in conjunction with high-yield varieties of rice, wheat, and maize—known collectively as the Green Revolution—helped Asia to scale up food production dramatically over the last 40 years.
Highlights from chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report
The following story by Jacopo Bordignon shares highlights from Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which was authored by Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, and Jean Francois Trinh Tan from IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance Division.
IFPRI research on water for sustainable development
Why sanitation matters for nutrition
*The following post by IFPRI senior research fellow Lawrence Haddad shares highlights from Chapter 3 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which Haddad co-authored with Dean Spears, Director of R.I.C.E. and visiting economist at the Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, India.
Highlights from the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report
Countries such as India, Brazil, and China have made impressive economic strides in recent years and are the foundation of what are termed middle income countries (MICs).
They also have a persistent hunger problem.