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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…

IFPRI Blog

A new paradigm for the Doha Development Round

Since the launch of the WTO's Doha Development Round negotiations in 2001, the global trade situation has undergone a dramatic transformation.

IFPRI Blog

Trade and agriculture: Exploring the linkages

International agricultural trade has been a major headline recently, yet disagreement about the best way to conduct such trade remains widespread.

Two participants in the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference - Day 5
IFPRI Blog

10th WTO Ministerial Conference Aims to End Agricultural Export Subsidies

The following post by Sara Gustafson was originally published on the Food Security Portal. On December 19, the 159 members of the WTO concluded the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference with the signing of a new international trade agreement, the  Nairobi…

IFPRI Blog

May 2015 IFPRI Insights Magazine

The May 2015 edition of  Insights, IFPRI’s print and online magazine, is  available, with a roundup of stories on recent research from the Institute. The feature article in the May 2015 issue—“ Does Money Talk? ”—looks at the complicated question of how…

 Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse
IFPRI Blog

New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

Ensuring that small-scale farmers and producers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie is the aim of a new web resource on agricultural development. The  Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse, led by the  CGIAR Research Program on Policies,…

Pictured, from left, are AAEA past President Julie Caswell, William Masters, and Margaret McMillan
IFPRI Blog

Leaving their mark on agricultural economics

Why are most of the world’s poorest people located in tropical countries? When historical climate data became widely available in the late 1990s, IFPRI senior research fellow  Margaret McMillan  and coauthor  William Masters  of Tufts University were…

Daily corn, wheat, and soybean retail prices
IFPRI Blog

Is volatility contagious?

Food price volatility can present problems for an array of stakeholders, including countries managing their export portfolios, commodity traders, and especially farmers, as unpredictable prices may result in variable income and…

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