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A farmer from Embu, Kenya, demonstrates the loading of maize grain into a metal silo for storage

Three steps for tackling food loss and waste

An astounding  one third of all food produced  for human consumption is lost or wasted between the farm and the fork. Just think about that for a moment.

Water, jobs, and women: The invisible links

The theme for this year’s World Water Day—“water and jobs”— is intended to draw attention to the often invisible role of water in creating and supporting jobs, and how better water supplies could create better jobs.  Nowhere is this more applicable…

The Goldilocks dilemma of irrigation

Water management challenges are closely linked to many of the SDGs, especially those relating to poverty reduction, food security, and environmental sustainability. 

Rice farmer in Rwanda

People first: green goals should not override ending hunger

This blog story  by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. With the deadline for achieving the  millennium development goals  less than two years away, international attention…

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