Global Food and Natural Resources

Strategic Technology Evaluation

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:

  1. Safeguarding and enhancing the productivity of agricultural lands that are most susceptible to demographic and environmental pressures;
  2. 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
  3. 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.