40th Anniversary Blog Series

Why should we make staple foods more nutritious?

The following post by HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis 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…

ASTI News and Notes

The challenge of increasing agricultural productivity in Africa south of the Sahara

Although Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) has significantly improved its agricultural performance since the mid-1990s, debate is ongoing as to whether the region will be able to withstand growth in the coming years. In particular, the region’s agricultural productivity growth continues to lag behind the rest of the world, growing at roughly half the average rate for developing countries; growth in land and labor productivity has been modest; growth in cereal yields is still low in almost all countries; and fertilizer use remains very low.

Nourishing Millions

Submit your nominations for nutrition success stories!

IFPRI is pleased to invite you to nominate nutrition success stories for a new initiative on “ Nourishing Millions: Stories of Change in Nutrition.” Political commitment to address undernutrition has grown significantly, and translating these commitments into action has become a leading priority.


Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Making our…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Got milk?

The following blog story was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. This month on the Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange, IFPRI Research Fellows  Melissa Hidrobo, Tanguy Bernard, Rahul Rawat, and…

DG Corner – News from the Director General

BRAC founder named World Food Prize laureate

IFPRI extends its heartfelt congratulations to BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who was just announced as this year’s World Food Prize laureate. Sir Fazle has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to tackle poverty and hunger in…

Guest post

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

The following story by Cheryl Doss was  originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) EnGenderingData blog. Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in…