IFPRI aims to provide an integrated assessment of the relationships between production technology, food and environmental policies, international markets, and producer and consumer welfare in poor countries, focusing on:
- Safeguarding and enhancing the productivity of agricultural lands that are most susceptible to demographic and environmental pressures;
- Evaluating the economic impacts of improved production technologies—such as nutritionally-enhanced and pest resistant crops, drip irrigation, and conservation tillage—on cropping patterns, food demand and supply, and resource sustainability, and helping to make the best use of these technologies; and
- Assessing the potential benefits of pro-poor, environmentally-friendly technologies, as well as the drawbacks and opportunities of organic and low-input farming vis-á-vis other production technologies.
See also HarvestChoice.