IFPRI to take leading role in two new CGIAR Research Programs

Programs will focus on Policies, Institutions and Markets, and Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health
March 22, 2011

IFPRI will take a leading role in two of the new research programs currently being developed by the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

IFPRI will be the lead center for CGIAR Research Program 2, Policies, institutions, and markets to strengthen food security and incomes for the rural poor. This research program is designed to promote improvements in policies, institutions, and markets that will generate agricultural growth that makes the poor, especially rural women and other disadvantaged groups, better off.

CGIAR Research Program 4, Agriculture for improved nutrition and health, will be led by IFPRI in close collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other CG centers and other partners. CRP 4 will work to accelerate progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor people by shaping agriculture and food systems affecting those in marginal environments and those experiencing the impacts of agriculture intensification.

CRP2 has been approved by the Consortium Board and will be submitted to the Fund Council for final approval in early April. CRP4 is under revision and will be submitted to consideration by the Consortium Board in early May.