Publications: Kenya

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  • Media Briefing
    Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity to feed a rapidly increasing human ...
  • Press Release
    December 9, 2013, Bujumbura, Burundi—Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity ...
  • News
    The following post was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security's News Blog Kenya appears to be booming. In the last decade, shiny office buildings have sprung up along the edges of ...
  • Press Release
    NAIVASHA, KENYA (16 SEPTEMBER 2013)—Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cultivation ...
  • News
    ReSAKSS-Africa (Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System) website is now ready with enhanced features to track progress in implementing the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), including the target of ...
  • News
    The sixth International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and IFPRI Impact Evaluation Seminar was held on January 31 at 12:30 EST. Paul Winters of American University spoke about how the Kenya Cash Transfer Programme for Orphans and ...
  • News
    It all comes down to power. That’s one major point from a new IFPRI issue brief that contends that collective action—when a group decides to act together to form a voluntary institution—and property rights have a strong and beneficial ...
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    Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million pre-school children every year—one-third of all child deaths in that age group. For those who survive, poor nutrition undermines school performance and later earning capacity. And ...
  • Event
    Agricultural growth is key to reducing poverty in Africa, south of the Sahara. That is why, in 2003, African heads of state rallied to form the pan-African Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), which works for sustained ...
  • News
    AGRODEP has published the first paper in its new Working Paper series. Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective, by Wachira Rhoda Gakuru and Naomi Muthoni Mathenge, examines the relationship between demand-driven ...
  • Event
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa Thursday, August 11, 2011. <!--break--> Key Resources Video of the ...
  • News
    While increasing access to well-functioning markets for high-value agricultural products is one key component of agricultural and economic development, an equally important component is ensuring that smallholder producers, particularly women, ...
  • Press Release
    Nairobi—International and Kenyan experts are meeting today with government officials, donors, and various food and health-related organizations to share results from recent research on the prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in maize. The study ...
  • News
    Strategic grain reserves—also called emergency food reserves or food security reserves—have received considerable attention following the global food crisis of 2007–08. Various models for holding reserves have been discussed at such high-level ...
  • Press Release
    Cape Town—Policymakers, researchers, development experts and practitioners are gathering here from November 9-11 to discuss the critical links between HIV/AIDS, agriculture, hunger and malnutrition in Africa. Conference participants hope to ...
  • News
    Traders in the open-air markets of Kathonzweni, a market center in semi-arid eastern Kenya, sell several varieties of pigeonpea, a nutritious cash-crop that can grow well in dryer climates. Even though they sell the pigeonpea for use as seed, ...