Use quotation marks around a phrase or title for more accurate search results (example: “El Nino”).
IFPRI Blog

The world’s freshwater supply is in demand—and under threat

Essential to sustaining life and supporting a healthy environment, water is also imperative for economic growth. Yet as water demand for household, industrial, and agricultural uses grows—especially in the developing world—watersheds and irrigated…

IFPRI Blog

Taking stock of crop models

Crop systems models can help researchers estimate the future of food security under climate scenarios. Many crop models are known to exist around the world- for different crops with varying complexities, yet it is not easy to find the right model for…

IFPRI Blog

The population and income growth 'double whammy'

IFPRI’s lead climate change researcher,  Gerald Nelson, spoke to Living on Earth’s Bruce Gellerman on January 21 about the relationship between the recent worldwide price spikes and weather events—and what this means for the future of food security in…

IFPRI Blog

Drying out

This fall, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, an effort to protect and preserve drylands, currently under threat from desertification, land…

IFPRI Blog

Nelson participates in New York Times "food fight"

IFPRI’s lead climate change researcher  Gerald Nelson  took part in a two-part “food fight” launched on January 10 by New York Times columnist Andrew C. Revkin. “Almost every time global prices surge and the media and public reach out to analysts for…

IFPRI Blog

Will climate change affect what people eat?

Different crops react differently to changes in temperature and precipitation. Furthermore, climate change will affect the various regions of the world differently, and each region cultivates its own mix of crops. Across the climate change scenarios…

IFPRI Blog

Can Canada (and other cold countries) feed the world if it heats up?

While some recent studies conclude that North American agriculture, including the highly productive Canadian prairies,  1  is expected to be less vulnerable to climate change than other regions of the world, 2, 3   our scenarios do ot suggest that Canada…

IFPRI Blog

Which regions will be most affected by climate change?

In which regions will agriculture and food security be most affected by climate change? That depends on how you define “affected”. Climate change can affect agricultural outcomes on many levels. Climate change can decrease (or in some cases…

IFPRI Blog

IFPRI releases two new climate change datasets

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released two new data sets—the  Ethiopia Nile Basin Climate Change Adaptation dataset  and the  South Africa Limpopo Basin Climate Change Adaptation dataset. Both sets are based on…

Pages