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Harvesting vitamin A cassava in Nigeria.

Walking the wire on biotechnology at FAO

This week, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition at its headquarters in Rome. It has all the trappings…

Drip irrigation in Obregon, Mexico

Technology to the rescue?

This blog story by IFPRI researchers  Nicola Cenacchi  and  Claudia Ringler  highlights key messages from  Chapter 4 of the 2013 Global Food Policy Report One major outcome of the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations conference was the agreement to develop a set of…

Screenshot of Iraq Spatial website (March 23, 2014).

Pioneering online tool targets improved decision making in Iraq

The following story was  originally published on the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) website. ICARDA is a member of the  Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers, supported by…

Leveled field being irrigated in eastern Uttar Pradesh, India.

Leveling with friends

Technology can serve as a catalyst in agriculture, shifting farmers from subsistence to profit, and spurring dramatic quality of life improvements for the rural poor in many developing countries. New technologies can also help farmers contend with the…


Facilitating Long-term Investments in Agricultural Technology

After decades of declining food prices, recent food, fuel and financial crises have ushered in a new reality. As outlined in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI)  2011 Global Food Policy Report, food prices rose dramatically in…


Rosegrant to Present at Rio+20 Intersessional Side Event

IFPRI’s Mark Rosegrant will present today at an official side event of the 2nd Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He will discuss a current IFPRI project on the impact of…