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Food Security Portal

Evaluating Nairobi: Impacts on trade, food security, and development

In December 2015, the World Trade Organization reached an agreement on the Nairobi Package, the latest set of rules governing global trade. The agreement represents some progress on several major agricultural and food issues that have held up previous…

Insights Magazine

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IFPRI research sheds new light on migrant remittances and spending patterns among recipients living in El Salvador. Globally, remittances—money sent home from migrants working and living abroad—account for more than $400 billion a year. That’s no…

IFPRI Research Blog

What should we expect from world growth?

New discussion paper analyzes current growth slowdown affecting the entire global economy and suggests that today's optimistic projections may be overrated.

Food Security Portal

Climate, water, and the economy

The effects of climate change vary from region to region, but according to a new study from the World Bank, the majority of the global impact stemming from climate change will come through the water cycle. High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the…

IFPRI Blog

Growing food for growing cities

The world’s urban population is growing rapidly. According to a new publication from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, more people live in urban areas than rural areas today, and by 2060, 66 percent of the world’s population will live in cities.…

IFPRI Blog

Harnessing value chains to improve food systems

Chapter 6 of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report highlights the need to adapt food systems to support nutritious and sustainably-produced diets.

IFPRI Blog

Measuring food loss and waste

The global food system puts significant pressure on the world’s natural resources and is a major contributor of GHG emissions. At the same time, a large amount of the food produced by this system is either lost or wasted each year.

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