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Kenyan women farmers in the field.

International Year of Family Farming

The United Nations declared 2014 the  International Year of Family Farming  to highlight the important global role family and smallholder farmers have in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods,…

Climate Change Map

Merging models to compare food security impacts of climate change

Much is still uncertain about the potential effects of climate change on agriculture, leading to widespread uncertainty surrounding the future of global food security. Leaving hunger to chance is not a plan anyone embraces, but how can people prepare…


IFPRI Insights Magazine

The latest issue of  IFPRI Insights  sheds light on how IFPRI researchers are tackling the big questions related to food policy, from farm to table to the global marketplace. Composed of articles, interviews, and infographics, the November 2013 issue…


Investing in Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

The following story originally was published on the  website for the IFPRI 2020 Policy Conference & Consultation on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”. Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers requires integrated…


Agricultural Productivity: Good and Bad News

The world’s population is growing, and we only have limited land for farming. Will we run out of food? That question, famously posed by Thomas Malthus in the early 19th century, has been discussed for decades. The short answer is: no, we will not run…


Are we headed for a “food cliff”?

By now, most Americans have heard of the pending “fiscal cliff,” but have they heard of the “food cliff?” According to Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP),…


South Sudan’s agriculture minister speaks at IFPRI

Everything is new in the Republic of South Sudan, which by merit of having achieved independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, now ranks as the newest country in the world. So when  Minister of Agriculture H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro  visited IFPRI…