Statistics are sounding a warning bell about the state of Egypt’s food security, poverty, and malnutrition. The number of food insecure Egyptians has increased about 21 percent from 2009 to 2011, according to a 2011 analysis of household incomes, expenditures, and consumption.
Making Collective Branding Work for Food Producers and Consumers
Collective action in agriculture can take many forms, from contract farming to producer marketing groups. Smallholders often rely on these groups to increase their access to markets and get higher prices for their goods.
Guest blog by Peter Holmgren
Peter Holmgren is Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
The G8 has the information and tools to prioritise nutrition in development, but it will have to create the right political environment to hold true to commitments
IFPRI highlights need for common agriculture policy, knowledge exchange, and trade opportunities at ASEAN Rice Trade Forum
P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, participated in the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rice Trade Forum earlier this month in Indonesia, emphasizing that, as global food production and markets are more adversely impacted by climate change and price volatility, the two core regions for rice production—South Asia and Southeast Asia—will benefit from greater cooperation in rice trade.
As news of the latest food safety scandal to hit China—rice tainted with the carcinogenic heavy metal cadmium—further undermines consumer trust in the country’s food system, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan asks, in an op-ed in the China Daily Post, “How can China continue along its current development path without sacrificing its food safety?”
She who holds the purse string wields the power? The curious case of conditional cash transfers in Brazil
When women control the family finances, does it equate to a broader sphere of influence in household decisions? Research has suggested that women’s empowerment, both inside and outside the home, is closely correlated to women’s ownership of assets. A group of IFPRI researchers looked at this issue in depth with a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Brazil, Bolsa Família.
Research program to find ways agriculture can boost nutrition and improve lives
On Saturday, June 8, the Government of Canada demonstrated its commitment to the fight against malnutrition by announcing an important new contribution, CDN$20 million in new funding to the CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) program.
IFPRI partnership fosters nutrition, pro-poor agricultural research in China
This week, China and CGIAR are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. To celebrate IFPRI’s collaboration with China, the Institute has compiled the Highlights of IFPRI’s partnerships and impacts in China: Reducing Hunger and Poverty Through Food Policy Research: