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Do high food prices and droughts fuel conflict?

The following story by Jacopo Bordignon shares highlights from  Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which was authored by  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, and  Jean Francois Trinh Tan  from IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance…


Canada: Championing food policy research

With support from Canada, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as improving nutrition, providing access to agricultural data, and developing agricultural strategies at the national level. Canada has long championed food security,…


Finding a middle ground

Post by Ephraim Nkonya on incentivizing adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management.

DG Corner – News from the Director General

Big bets for a world without hunger and malnutrition

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. While the international community works to set the Sustainable Development Goals, which will serve as guideposts for the post-2015 agenda, Bill…


Partnership potential

The following story by IFPRI senior research assistant  Vijay Nazareth  was  originally published on the IFPRI South Asia blog. Think of what might happen in India’s risk-prone eastern states, such as Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha, if the country’s…


Building resilience to crises in the Arab world

The following blog story by IFPRI senior researcher  Perrihan Al-Riffai  and Nerina Muzurovic, Knowledge Management Officer at IFAD, was  originally posted on the Arab Food Security Blog. In a well-attended side event titled “ Building Resilience to…


Healthy soils for healthy people

2015 marks the  United Nations (UN) International Year of Soils. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN says that, “One-third of all soils in the world are degraded and unless new approaches are adopted, globally, arable and productive…


Highlights from 2014

Looking back at 2014, it is clear that nutrition became a central theme of IFPRI’s research. Here are a handful of highlights from our research on nutrition from the past year: the first annual  Global Nutrition Report (GNR) launched this past November…