• IFPRI Briefs
    One of the lingering effects of the food price crisis of 2007–08 on the world food system is the proliferating acquisition of farmland in developing countries by other countries seeking to ensure their food supplies. Increased pressures on ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    In 2009, high and volatile food prices combined with economic recession posed significant risks to poor and vulnerable households, with often dire consequences for their food security. The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI), the fourth in an annual ...
  • Books and Monographs
    2012 Global Hunger Index now available The Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The 2009 global GHI has fallen by only one quarter from the 1990 GHI. Southeast Asia, the Near East and North ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Embeddable Map (Put this map on your website) Die Ergebnisse des Welthunger-Indexes (WHI) zeigen deutlich, dass weiterhin nur geringe Fortschritte bei der globalen Hungerbekämpfung erzielt werden. Die WHI-Werte 2009 sind im Vergleich mit denen ...
  • Books and Monographs
    2012 Global Hunger Index now available Embeddable Map (Put this map on your website) As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include a goal of reducing the proportion of ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half—the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful multidimensional overview ...
  • Books and Monographs
    A cinq ans de la date butoir fixée pour atteindre les Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement (OMD), parmi lesquels celui de réduire de moitié la proportion de la population qui souffre de la faim, le rapport « L’indice de la faim dans le ...
  • Books and Monographs
    La seguridad alimentaria global se encuentra bajo presión. A pesar de que los líderes mundiales adoptaron, con el primero de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio, la tarea de reducir a la mitad la proporción de personas que sufren hambre en el ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Mentre il mondo si avvicina alla scadenza fi ssata nel 2015 per il raggiungimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo del Millennio (MDG, Millennium Development Goals) – tra i quali rientra il dimezzamento della percentuale di persone che soffrono la ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Die Welt nähert sich dem Jahr 2015 und damit dem Ablauf der Frist zum Erreichen der Millenniumsentwicklungsziele (MDGs), die unter anderem die Halbierung des Anteils hungernder Menschen anstreben. Gerade zu diesem Zeitpunkt bietet der ...
  • General Information
    The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) is calculated for 122 developing countries and countries in transition for which data on the three components of hunger are available. This year’s GHI reflects data from 2004 to 2009—the most recent ...
  • Books and Monographs
    2012 Global Hunger Index launched Oct 11 Download Full Report GHI Mobile App Grand Winner 2011/12 Mercury Award - Best Annual Report, Europe Summary This year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that global hunger has declined since 1990, but not ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Download full brief The 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the sixth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. It shows that although the world has made some progress in reducing hunger, ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Zusammenfassung Der Welthunger-Index 2011 zeigt, dass sich die globale Hungersituation seit 1990 geringfügig verbessert hat. Dennoch ist das Ausmaß des Hungers weltweit weiterhin „ernst“. Auf regionaler und nationaler Ebene sind die WHI-Werte ...
  • Books and Monographs
    《2011年全球粮食政策报告》是国际食物政策研究所(IFPRI)年度出版物,全面研究分析了全球、区域、国家和地方各个层面所面临的主要粮食政策挑战。报告总结了2011年粮食政策方面的重要发展和事件,探讨了需要吸取的教训,提供了政策建议,介绍了IFPRI粮食政策工具和指标,并展望了2012年的发展。 从全球不同视角,本报告共九章,由IFPRI研究人员和其他粮食政策专家撰写,对以下问题进行了全新分析: 粮食价格水平和波动 自然和人为灾害 气候变化 生物燃料 农业与营养、健康、水资源和能源之间 ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Download full report (PDF 5.0M) IFPRI's flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year's food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward ...
  • Booklets
    IFPRI’s flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2012. By putting into perspective the year’s food policy successes and disappointments, it suggests how to move forward those policies that ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Download Full Report BCP 2013 Gold Award for Global Hunger Index 2012 The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. Demographic changes, rising ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    The 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the seventh in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. It shows that progress in reducing the proportion of hungry people in the world has been ...
  • Booklets
    作为国际食物政策研究所(IFPRI)的旗舰报告,本报告回顾了2012年主要的粮食政策问题、发展动态以及决策。通过正确地看待这一年粮食政策取得的成功和遭遇的挫折,报告就如何推进改善贫困人口粮食形势的政策提出了建议。 报告汇聚了IFPRI研究人员和其他主要粮食政策专家的专业知识和经验,探讨了以下几个关键问题: 哪些地方的农业生产力正在增长?原因何在?其增长对于全球粮食供应有什么意义? 可持续发展已进行到了什么程度?绿色经济还有多远? 需要做出哪些努力才能让性别考虑成为农业和农村发展中不可缺 ...
  • Booklets
    Kapitel 1, Anhaltender Hunger rückt die Ernährungspolitik weltweit in den Fokus Die Gewährleistung der Nahrungsmittel- und Ernährungssicherheit stand 2013 im Blickpunkt der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. 2015 laufen die ...
  • Books and Monographs
    IFPRI’s flagship report examines the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2013. It puts into perspective the year’s food policy successes and setbacks, and suggests how to advance policies that will improve the food situation ...
  • Booklets
    Chapter 1, Food Policy in 2013: Nutrition Grabs the Spotlight as Hunger Persists The challenge of ensuring future food and nutrition security received widespread attention in 2013. Chapter 1 describes discussions on the direction of the ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Download Full Report The 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    The issue brief for the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the eighth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made some progress in reducing hunger since ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Der Bericht zum Welthunger-Index 2013 – der achte in einer jährlich erscheinenden Serie – stellt die Entwicklung des weltweiten, regionalen und nationalen Hungers mittels eines mehrdimensionalen Indexwertes dar. Er zeigt, dass die ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Der Welthunger-Index 2013 (WHI) – der achte des jährlich erscheinenden Berichts – liefert eine multidimensionale Einschätzung der Hungersituation auf nationaler, regionaler und globaler Ebene. Er zeigt, dass bei der Bekämpfung des Hungers seit ...
  • Booklets
    2013年,确保未来粮食和营养安全这一挑战受到了广泛关注。本章描述了 “千年发展目标”2015年完成期限临近的背景下有关新的全球发展议程方向的讨论,回顾了2013年世界各地主要的粮食政策事件和决策。
  • News
    Developing countries, and the vulnerable people who inhabit them, are confronting a barrage of increasingly frequent and intense economic, environmental, and political shocks. There is an urgent need to predict and prepare for these shocks, as ...
  • Online
    Agriculture, nutrition, and health are linked in many obvious and not-so-obvious ways, and these links have important consequences for the lives of millions of poor people in developing countries. Yet despite these potentially strong synergies, ...
  • Online
    Poor countries and vulnerable people are being hit by a barrage of economic, environmental, and political shocks, and these shocks are becoming more frequent and intense. There is a general understanding that building resilience means helping ...
  • News
    This week, China and CGIAR are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. To celebrate IFPRI’s collaboration with China, the Institute has compiled the Highlights of IFPRI’s partnerships and impacts in China: Reducing Hunger and ...
  • Staff Profile
  • 2020 Focus
    Imagine scaling up an agricultural project whose goal is to improve rural incomes by increasing rice yields. It has three components. The first is the introduction of a new high-yield strain of rice developed and delivered by the national ...
  • 2020 Focus
    This brief examines the impact of acute aflatoxicosis on human health in Kenya. Ingestion of large amounts of aflatoxins causes acute toxicity, and, as described below, Kenya is the country with the highest incidence of acute toxicity possibly ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Aflatoxins are a group of about 20 chemically related toxic chemicals produced primarily by the foodborne mold Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus. Aflatoxins contaminate a variety of staple foods including maize, peanuts, and tree nuts; they ...
  • 2020 Focus
    In 2012, 77 percent of the WFP’s food procurement came from developing countries (OECD 2013). In order to guarantee that food goods are fit for human consumption, WFP uses independent inspection services to perform end-product testing prior to ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Aflatoxins are a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops, particularly maize and groundnuts. They pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries and are also a barrier to ...
  • Event
    Aflatoxins—a naturally occurring carcinogenic byproduct of common fungi on grains and other crops—pose a significant public health risk in many tropical developing countries. It is estimated that 26,000 Africans living south of the Sahara die ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) focuses its efforts in rural development primarily in fragile high-mountain and coastal areas with vulnerable and marginalized populations. The beneficiaries are often cut off from government service ...
  • Lectures, Speeches, and Testimony
    After two decades of economic decline and stagnation, Africa has witnessed a remarkable overall economic and agricultural recovery over the last decade. Figure 1 below shows that the average rate of agricultural and overall GDP growth has ...
  • General Information
    Most people would say that agriculture is for growing food, and on one level, they are right. Agricultural performance, after all, is measured in terms of production and productivity. The point of agriculture doesn’t stop there, however. At a ...
  • Discussion Papers
    A farmer-managed, agroenvironmental transformation has occurred over the past three decades in the West African Sahel, enabling both land rehabilitation and agricultural intensification to support a dense and growing population. This paper traces ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The levels of stunting, underweight, wasting, and childhood anemia are very high in Bangladesh, as are levels of maternal chronic energy deficiency and maternal and child anemia. A combination of poor maternal nutrition and postnatal factors ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Ethiopia is one of the most populated and poorest countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and as such has been a high priority country for IFPRI research and capacity-building work. From 1995 to 2004, nearly all of IFPRI’s Ethiopia work was undertaken by ...
  • News
    To ensure the best use of resources and undertake research that is relevant and useful in a rapidly changing world, IFPRI commissions external assessment of its activities. A recent review focused on IFPRI activities in Ethiopia, one of the most ...
  • Impact Assessment Report
    Previous publications in this series can be found under Impact Assessment Discussion Papers This study provides an independent external assessment of the impact of IFPRI’s work in Ethiopia during 1995–2010. From 1995 to 2004, nearly all of ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The performance of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI’s) research program that focuses on water resource issues is reviewed for the period 1994–2010 around the three themes that constitute the program: global modeling, ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Aflatoxins occur in many animal feed concentrates including cereal grains, soybean products, oil cakes (from groundnuts, cottonseed, sunflower, palm, and copra), and fishmeal. Brewers grains (a byproduct from the production of cereal-based ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Brief 5 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers frequently cite an increase in shocks around the world as a ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Paper 5 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Recent policy statements refer to increasingly frequent and intense shocks as one of the main reasons for ...
  • News
    With support from Australia, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as agricultural markets, climate change, and tools and scenarios to improve food security. Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Agriculture africaine : Performances passées, impératifs futurs - Steven Haggblade, Peter Hazell, Ingrid Kirsten et Richard Mkandawire. Généralisation des succès passés - Steven Haggblade. Récente croissance du manioc africain - Felix ...
  • Event
    Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, will introduce the recent report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Global Food and Development Policy (2013 Global Food Policy Report) in Germany. The report analyzes key ...
  • Staff Profile
  • 2020 Focus
    Biocontrol technologies, in conjunction with other aflatoxin-management tools, can profitably link farmers to markets, improve health of people and animals, and increase food safety. Technology has a high cpacity to reduce aflatoxins. Widespread ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Identity theft is a common crime the world over. In developing countries, the damage caused by identity theft and identity fraud goes far beyond the individual victim, however, and ultimately creates a direct impediment to progress, particularly ...
  • Booklets
    Téléchargez texte complet - 6.1M Le monde doit accélérer ses progrès dans la réduction de la pauvreté et de la faim. Aujourd’hui, une personne sur six à travers le monde ne mange pas à sa faim et souffre de malnutrition – une proportion ...
  • Video
    Video made for the IFPRI 2020 conference, "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health," held February 10-12, 2011, New Delhi India. For more information, visit the conference website.
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Brief 16 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Volatility and spikes in global food prices can have large and diverse impacts on the welfare of poor people, ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Regreening entails increasing the number of both on-farm trees and, in some countries, off-farm trees through natural forest management and for the protection and management of natural regeneration on degraded land. There is an urgent need to ...
  • General Information
    Poor people and communities are being hit by shocks ranging from droughts, floods, and earthquakes to conflict and food price spikes, and these shocks are putting people’s food and nutrition security at risk. This brochure considers a number of ...
  • Event
    The IFPRI 2020 Conference, held May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will bring together policymakers, practitioners, and scholars to discuss how resilience can be strengthened for food and nutrition security. <!--break-->The conference ...
  • Books and Monographs
    IFPRI 2020 International Conference May 15–17, 2014 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia This synopsis and related video present highlights from the international conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” organized by the International ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Paper 3 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Food insecurity at the national and household level not only is a consequence of conflict but can also cause ...
  • Press Release
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Agriculture is the largest economic sector in most African countries and remains the best opportunity for economic growth and poverty alleviation on the continent. Yet, sadly, the sector has been in decline over the past 40 years, and poor ...
  • Staff Profile
    Carmen Ruiz is a Senior Program Analyst for the Director General’s Office (DGO) of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In this capacity, she provides donor stewardship, communicates IFPRI’s research results to relevant ...
  • News
    With support from the European Commission, IFPRI conducts cutting-edge research on biofuels, trade, and country-specific development strategies. The European Commission (EC) has long championed food security, nutrition, and sustainable and ...
  • News
    The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on his DG Corner blog on April 3, 2014. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest Report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Evidence from human and animal studies and current knowledge of the biological mechanisms of action of aflatoxins suggest that chronic exposure to aflatoxins might lead to stunted growth. This brief summarizes the existing evidence and reviews ...
  • Lectures, Speeches, and Testimony
    Keynote address by Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, at the China-DAC Study Group on Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development, meeting in Bamako, April 27–28, 2010 Sub-Saharan Africa has made notable progress in economic recovery ...
  • Staff Profile
  • 2020 Focus
    Aflatoxin contamination of food commodities poses major challenges to both public health and trade. It remains a global problem in part because of the attention given to it over the past decades has been insufficient both quantitatively and ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This case study explores the half century of successful efforts of the international wheat stem and leaf rust resistance programs within the context of the international agricultural research system. The study uses a historical perspective to ...
  • 2020 Focus
    India has nearly 90 million farm households. More than 80 percent of these farmers operate on a small or marginal scale, farming less than two hectares of land. They also usually have one or two buffaloes or cows, reared for milk and dung. Most ...
  • News
    The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Global Food for Thought blog. This post is part of a series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking ...
  • News
    This post is part of a series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, marking the occasion of its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C., which will be held on May 21st. For more information on the symposium, click ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Community-based financial organizations (CBFOs) are user-owned and -operated groups that provide mainly saving and lending services but may also offer other financial services such as insurance. These independent organizations are based in local ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Cassava was imported from Latin America some 300 years ago, and colonial governments in Africa used it as a famine-reserve crop. Over time cassava spread to over 40 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa, and Nigeria is now the largest cassava producer ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Many interventions have been developed to reduce aflatoxins or their adverse effects on human health. Often not considered, however, is the likelihood that these strategies will be adopted in the countries that need them most—where ...
  • 2020 Focus
    A griculture is an inherently risky economic activity. A large array of uncontrollable elements can affect output production and prices, resulting in highly variable economic returns to farm households. In developing countries, farmers also lack ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The biofortification strategy aims to reduce the prevalence of vitamin and mineral nutritional deficiencies that are widespread in low-income populations by developing nutrient-rich varieties of staple food crops that the poor consume habitually. ...
  • Staff Profile
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Les récentes tendances des cours des denrées alimentaires – niveaux plus élevés et plus grande volatilité – reflètent les prédictions d’un certain nombre d’experts. Compte tenu de la complexité de l’écheveau des facteurs influençant la sécurité ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Since the establishment of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1976, microfinance has boomed. As of December 31, 2007, 3,552 microcredit institutions had reached 154 million clients worldwide, about 106.6 million of whom were among the poorest when ...
  • Online
    The latest presentations, statements, and speeches from IFPRI’s Director General, Shenggen Fan. DG Corner
  • Staff Profile
  • General Information
    The 2007/08 international food price crisis caused hardship on a number of fronts. The steep rise in food prices led to economic difficulties for the poor and generated political turmoil in many countries. The crisis could also result in ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Over the past thirty years, successive Peruvian governments have pursued development programs in the country’s Highlands region, where poverty levels are severe. Using local community development models, they have built systematically on lessons ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    As the population continues to grow and natural resources become scarcer, the need to shift toward an environmentally responsible, socially accountable, more equitable, and “greener” economy has become increasingly apparent. Despite differing ...
  • Event
    As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, policy discussions on the Post-2015 development agenda, including the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have gained strong momentum. These discussions put ...
  • 2020 Focus
    In 2004, the Kenyan Ministry of Health invited the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to investigate cases of high-fatality jaundice in Eastern Province. Testing of the maize food supply found high ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The global financial crisis has intensified the problems of over-indebtedness, especially for the poor. In this context, the microfinance industry is giving more attention to building their customers’ financial capabilities, designing products ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Conflicts have existed for generations worldwide. In sub-Saharan Africa, conflicts occur for various reasons, including inter-tribal or clanist tensions, resource disputes, and externally instigated wars. These conflicts may persist unabated for ...
  • News
    As news of the latest food safety scandal to hit China—rice tainted with the carcinogenic heavy metal cadmium—further undermines consumer trust in the country’s food system, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan asks, in an op-ed in the China Daily ...
  • General Information
    To address the adverse effects of climate change on poor people, who will be hit the hardest by a warming world, IFPRI maintains a strong research program that strives to find ways to ameliorate the consequences for the most vulnerable groups. ...
  • Booklets
    2008-2009 Annual Report Are food-security risks for poor people on the rise? Recent food-price and economic shocks have further jeopardized the food security of developing countries and poor people, pushing the estimated number of undernourished ...
  • News
    IFPRI is pleased to announce the launch of its Outcome Stories website, highlighting the impact of IFPRI and partners’ work around the world. The website will showcase 30 initial stories of success, benchmarking progress achieved in areas such as ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This paper seeks to provide a consistent and comparable set of data on the trends in the provision of aid to agriculture over time within the framework of changes in the pattern of sectoral distribution of total development aid. Furthermore, it ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Strong upward trends and increased variability in global food prices during the past two years have led to concern that hunger and poverty will increase across the world. At the same time, rising food prices provide an incentive and opportunity ...
  • Food Policy Reports
    Strong upward trends and increased variability in global food prices over the past two years have led to concern that hunger and poverty will increase across the world. At the same time, rising food prices provide an incentive and opportunity ...
  • General Information
    Countries can gauge their economic performance by looking at gross domestic product, but to assess their progress on fighting hunger, they must usually consider a multitude of indicators. To provide a simple way of ranking countries and ...
  • Press Release
    October 14, 2013, Washington D.C.—The developing world is becoming more vulnerable to a variety of shocks and stressors, from extreme weather events, climate change and environmental degradation to population pressures, macroeconomic crises, ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The term fragile state is used to describe a country whose government struggles to perform some of its most basic functions, due to a lack of either political will or capacity or a combination of the two. In these states one typically observes ...
  • Food Policy Reports
    In 2000, the world’s leaders set a target of halving the percentage of hungry people between 1990 and 2015. This rather modest target constitutes part of the first Millennium Development Goal, which also calls for halving the proportion of people ...
  • News
    How can agriculture innovate to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding global population, projected to reach 9 billion by 2050? In December 2012, Oxfam sought to answer that question by inviting 23 experts from 16 countries to participate in the ...
  • Video
    Food and nutrition security remain Africa's most fundamental challenge. This all-Africa conference brought together more than 500 traditional and new actors and stakeholders from more than 50 countries to deliberate on how to bring about change ...
  • Booklets
    Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world’s billions has slowed, while the challenge of meeting future food needs remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the ...
  • Video
    Highlights from the IFPRI 2020 conference, "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health" held February 10--12, 2011, in New Delhi, India. For more information, visit the conference website
  • General Information
    The global food policy landscape is changing rapidly. Volatile food prices are threatening the food and nutrition security of the poor and vulnerable. Rising incomes, urbanization, and changing dietary preferences are presenting both challenges ...
  • General Information
    For more than 30 years, China has undergone economic reforms and development that have led to successful economic growth and poverty reduction. The country has also made considerable efforts to reduce the income gap between urban and rural ...
  • General Information
    Working with many longstanding partners, including Irish Aid, Concern Worldwide, and others, IFPRI’s food policy research has contributed to reducing poverty and improving food security for the world’s poor. This agricultural research is a good ...
  • General Information
    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production, but also on the policies that affect food systems from farm ...
  • General Information
    Since its independence in 1971, Bangladesh has made enormous progress in food production, market development, employment growth, and social protection programs targeted to the poor. The nation has transformed itself from a country of chronic food ...
  • General Information
    Updated July 2014 In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production, but also on the policies that affect ...
  • General Information
    The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is the largest bilateral donor to development-focused research. As such, DFID fosters the new technologies and ideas that are essential to tackling some of our greatest ...
  • General Information
    Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty and undernutrition. IFPRI research has addressed key issues over time, with a current focus on support for sustainable agricultural growth, investment in agricultural ...
  • General Information
    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on enhanced agricultural production, but also on the policies that affect food ...
  • General Information
    Updated April 2014 Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty and undernutrition. In a February 2012 speech, Bill Gates affirmed: “If you care about the poorest, you care about agriculture. Investments in ...
  • General Information
    The European Commission (EC) has long championed food security, nutrition, and sustainable and productive agriculture. Since 2006, the EC has committed €1 billion every year to strengthen global food security and sustainable agriculture. In fact, ...
  • General Information
    The Netherlands has a strong commitment to food security and a long-standing partnership with IFPRI. The Dutch government singled out food security as one of its “spearheads” for bilateral development. With a focus on four pillars of food ...
  • General Information
    Working with many longstanding partners, such as USAID, IFPRI’s food policy research has contributed to reducing poverty and improving food security for the world’s poor. Despite expanding urban populations, nearly 75 percent of the poor reside ...
  • General Information
    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production but also on the policies that affect food systems from farm ...
  • General Information
    In the wake of the food crises of the early 1970s and the resulting World Food Conference of 1974, a group of innovators realized that food security depends not only on crop production but also on the policies that affect an entire food system, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    China has used hybrid rice technology to help feed more than 20 percent of the world’s population using just 10 percent of the world’s total arable land. Hybrid rice allowed for a 14 percent reduction in total rice-growing acreage since 1978, ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Concerns about insufficient progress toward the Millennium Development Goals have prompted a renewed interest in agriculture as a source of growth and as an effective tool for poverty reduction and environmental stewardship. With a target of ...
  • Annual Reports
    In 2008, a year in which the global population—particularly the world’s poor—was confronted by both the financial and food-price crises, agricultural systems faced changes that led to market disruptions, reduced growth, mass protests, and a ...
  • Annual Reports
    Read the 2009 Annual Report Online The number of hungry people spiked to more than 1 billion in 2009; the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of hungry people by 2015 looked farther away than ever. Difficult times mean ...
  • Annual Reports
    Read the 2010 Annual Report Online In 2010, rising food prices and extreme events such as earthquakes, fires, droughts, and floods created new stresses on the world food system and generated fresh concern about the potential for a reprise of the ...
  • Annual Reports
    Read the 2011 Annual Report Online Feeding the world’s population, which is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, is arguably the most important challenge facing policymakers. Amid food price shocks and an unpredictable climate, how we approach ...
  • Annual Reports
    As incomes rise and populations continue to grow and move from rural into urban areas, diets shift, placing additional pressure on the global food system. In the age of climate uncertainty, crop yields are becoming increasingly erratic, resulting ...
  • Event
    This special event hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will debut IFPRI’s flagship 2012 Global Food Policy Report (Overview in Chinese). IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan will present a brief overview of recent ...
  • Annual Reports
    After decades on the sidelines, agriculture and food security have recently found their place at the top of the global development and policy agendas. In a world where 900 million people are undernourished and 2 billion are micronutrient ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    What can one reasonably expect when looking for impacts from a single international Conference? In the case of the 2020 Conference in Delhi, where the goal was to change the way individuals and institutions were thinking about agriculture, ...
  • Archive
    December 2009 Read Online Download full text (100K) Download 4-page summary (1.3M) Table of Contents Sick and Tired: Climbing Out of the Health-Poverty Trap Commentary: The Costs of a Pandemic by ...
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    CONTENTS: •The 10 Percent that Could Change Africa •Tapping the DRC’s Immense Agricultural Potential •Empowering Women Farmers in South Asia •Best-Bet Investments in Agricultural Research •Interview with Asha-Rose Migiro Deputy ...
  • Archive
    The current global recession is leading to millions of job losses around the world, pushing some people deeper into poverty and nudging others into poverty for the first time. How can governments and others in developing countries create good ...
  • Online
    IFPRI monitors the use of its research to ensure that our activities remain relevant and useful in a rapidly changing world. Our Outcome Stories show how IFPRI’s food policy research has contributed to reducing poverty and improving food security ...
  • General Information
    The global food policy landscape is rapidly changing. Food prices are increasingly volatile. Rising incomes, urbanization, and changing dietary preferences are transforming food supply chains. Climate change and weather-related shocks are ...
  • Presentations
    Overview of IFPRI Strategy 2013-2018: Food policy research in a time of unprecedented challenges See also: Highlights of IFPRI strategy 2013 - 2018 IFPRI Strategy 2013-18 from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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    IFPRI has conducted research on water issues since the 1980s, seeking to better understand how water policies and institutions can be used to ensure that there will be an adequate and equitable supply of water to meet human, economic, and ...
  • Press Release
    Press Statement by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) March 12, 2014 <!--break--> IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy developments and trends from the past year, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The IFPRI 2020 Conference on “Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health” was held in New Delhi, India, February 10–12, 2011, and attracted more than 900 attendees. Conference activities included 12 plenary sessions, 15 parallel ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    This study assesses the impact of IFPRI’s work on the agriculture negotiations in the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is set against the context of IFPRI’s mission, which emphasizes food security and the interests ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This report assesses the impact of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Global Research Program on Priorities for Public Investment in Agriculture and Rural Areas (“GRP-3”). Initiated in 1998, the stated objectives of the ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Researchers, donors, and governments are calling for the scale of the response to the aflatoxin problem to be informed by the scope of the risks involved. While current research establishes that a great deal of the global food supply is at risk, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    A critical yet often overlooked component of food security is diet quality. Even households who have access to sufficient amounts of food and calories may still lack essential micronutrients, increasing their risk for both short- and long-term ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Assessing impacts of public investments has long captured the interest and attention of the development community. This paper presents the evolution of different methods and approaches used for ex ante appraisal, monitoring, project evaluation, ...
  • News
    Aflatoxins, naturally occurring toxins produced by fungi in grains and other crops, may be linked to childhood stunting and can lead to liver cancer and even death with chronic exposure. More than a public health risk, aflatoxins also pose a ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Résumé Le Global Hunger Index 2011 (GHI), ou Indice de la faim dans le monde, est un outil statistique qui permet de mesurer et de suivre l’évolution de la faim dans le monde, pays par pays et région par région. Les conclusions du GHI de cette ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Le rapport 2013 sur l’indice de la faim dans le monde (GHI – Global Hunger Index), le huitième d’une série annuelle, fournit une évaluation multidimensionnelle de la faim aux niveaux national, régional et mondial. Il montre que, bien que le monde ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Resumen El Índice Global del Hambre (GHI) de este año muestra que el hambre global ha disminuido desde 1990 —pero no en forma dramática—y permanece en un nivel que se puede considerar como “serio”. Los puntajes del GHI varían ampliamente entre ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Bajar el texto completo El informe del GHI de 2012 se centra particularmente en el problema de cómo garantizar la seguridad alimentaria sostenible en situaciones de escasez de agua, tierras y energía. Los recursos naturales están sujetos a serias ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Embeddable Map (Put this map on your website) El Índice Global del Hambre (GHI) muestra que el progreso mundial en la reducción del hambre sigue siendo lento. El GHI global de 2009 ha caído apenas en una cuarta parte con respecto al de 1990. ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Sommario Il Global Hunger Index (GHI) di quest’anno mostra che la fame nel mondo è diminuita dal 1990, ma non in modo notevole, e rimane a un livello classifi cato come “grave”. I livelli di GHI variano molto da regione a ...
  • Books and Monographs
    È ormai chiaro che non basta aiutare le popolazioni povere e vulnerabili a sopravvivere agli shock a breve termine. Queste popolazioni sono tra quelle maggiormente colpite dagli shock – causati dall’uomo o naturali – e meno in grado di farvi ...
  • 2020 Focus
    La plupart des ménages ruraux n’ont pas accès à des financements fiables et abordables pour les activités agricoles et autres assurant leur subsistance. De nombreux petits exploitants vivent dans des zones reculées où les services bancaires aux ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Most rural households lack access to reliable and affordable finance for agriculture and other livelihood activities. Many small farmers live in remote areas where retail banking is limited and production risks are high. The recent financial ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Everywhere in the world, small agricultural producers are entrepreneurs, traders, investors, and consumers, all rolled into one. In all these roles, small agricultural households constantly seek to use available financial instruments to improve ...
  • Periodicals
    Fall 2011 Read Online Download full text (4.4MB) Table of Contents IN BRIEF Cutting Hunger in Real Time Arab Spring Has Sprung Local Water Woes May Have Global Consequences Insurance in Bangladesh: What ...
  • Periodicals
    Read Online Download full text (4.2MB) Table of Contents IN BRIEF Rebuilding Agriculture in the DRC A Potato of a Different Color Gathering Evidence for Policy Reforms in Pakistan China Comes Calling Do Women Think Differently about GM ...
  • Periodicals
    Read Online Download full text (8.9MB) Table of Contents IN BRIEF What's Behind the Palm Oil Boom? Crowd Cartography Power in Numbers A Root Cause Going Big Mapping African Agriculture Talking with Jikun Huang From Bartering to Bidding IN ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Like other West African cotton producers, Burkina Faso’s cotton strategy has traditionally involved substantial government intervention in both input and output markets. Despite some notable successes, this state-led strategy became widely ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Despite significant strides in reducing poverty during recent decades, there are still about 1.2 billion extremely poor people in the world. In addition, about 870 million people are undernourished, and about 2 billion people suffer from ...
  • Event
    Smallholder farmers in developing countries are being hit by a barrage of economic, environmental, and political shocks, and these shocks are becoming more frequent and intense. Smallholder farmers in developing countries are increasingly ...
  • News
    The following story originally was published on the website for the IFPRI 2020 Policy Conference & Consultation on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”. Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers requires ...
  • Staff Profile
    Klaus von Grebmer, a citizen of Switzerland, is a Senior Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor in the Director General's Office. Prior to joining DGO, he was director of IFPRI's Communications Division. More about Klaus von Grebmer in IFPRI ...
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  • Discussion Papers
    Vietnamese land-tenure policy reforms were embedded into general economic reforms (Doi Moi), enabling the country’s transition toward a market economy. Since 1998, they were implemented incrementally together with complementary instruments such ...
  • Event
    In 2012, the world food system continued to be in a vulnerable position. As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, even the modest goal of halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger is not on track. A ...
  • Event
    Central to the discussions of the post-2015 agenda is the goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Though ambitious and laudable, this goal is not enough. With one in eight people suffering from hunger today, and nearly 2 billion affected by ...
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  • 2020 Focus
    Vertical funds are multistakeholder global programs that provide earmarked funding for specified purposes. This brief presents a series of lessons learned from vertical fund experiences that are applicable to scaling up in agriculture and rural ...
  • General Information
    À la suite des crises alimentaires du début des années 1970 et de la Conférence mondiale de l’alimentation de 1974 qui en a résulté, un groupe de visionnaires novateurs a compris que la sécurité alimentaire ne dépendait pas uniquement de la ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Agriculture and rural development are essential components of economic growth and the battle against poverty, hunger, and malnutrition worldwide. In the developing world, investment in agriculture was much neglected in recent decades by ...
  • Booklets
    Agricultural development has traditionally focused on raising productivity and maximizing production of cereals. In this regard, the world’s farmers and farming systems have made enormous advances, multiplying cereal production several times over ...
  • Presentations
    IFPRI 2020 Vision International Conference 10–12 February 2011, New Delhi, India Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health: IFPRI 2020 conference at a glance View more presentations from International Food Policy Research ...
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  • Discussion Papers
    Food supply chains are being transformed in a number of developing countries due to widespread changes in urban food demand. To better anticipate the impact of this transformation and thus assist in the design of appropriate policies, it is ...
  • News
    According to IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan and Senior Research Analyst Tolulope Olofinbiyi, world agriculture has reached a crossroads. Rising incomes; changing population, demographics, and consumer preferences; growing natural ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Over the past three years, payment strategies for emerging markets have been revolutionized by the advent of a simple cell-phone-based payment service in Kenya called M-PESA (“M” for “mobile” and “pesa” for “money”). From a small-scale pilot ...
  • 2020 Focus
    In addition to proper storage conditions, management strategies to reduce aflatoxin contamination also include biological control: the use of non–toxin producing A. flavus strains to prevent further infection by toxin-producing strains. ...
  • 2020 Focus
    In order to bring about true food security, the world must achieve more than the availability of sufficient amounts of affordable and nutritious foodstuffs. It must also ensure that foods are safe. To do so requires going beyond in-factory ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Aflatoxins are more than a barrier to trade for smallholders—they are a serious risk to public health. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 4.5 billion people are chronically exposed to the toxin through the consumption ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Brief 1 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Much of the world’s chronically poor and malnourished population lives in an increasingly volatile world. The ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Paper 1 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Abstract Substantial numbers of the world’s chronically poor and malnourished population live in an ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Poor people in developing countries are vulnerable to a broad range of shocks that affect their livelihoods, including illness, accidents, and death as well as loss of assets such as animals, crops, and machinery. The poor are still predominantly ...
  • Presentations
    Highlights from the project "Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development Millions fed View more presentations from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Books and Monographs
    Humanity has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Some five billion people--more than 80 percent of the world's population--have enough food to live healthy, productive lives. Agricultural ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Due to the complex nature of the problem, prevention and control of aflatoxin contamination requires a comprehensive, systematic approach involving a broad range of stakeholders in Africa and beyond. A prerequisite to this approach is ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Local- and community-driven development (LCDD) has emerged over the past 20 years in response to the advent of integrated rural development and difficulties with centralized service delivery. LCDD approaches generally have better outcome ratings ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a climate event associated with warming sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. In years of extreme El Niño events, areas in northern Peru experience catastrophic flooding. As of 2010, it is ...
  • Staff Profile
    Nurul Islam of Bangladesh joined IFPRI as a senior policy adviser to the director general in 1987. He is currently a research fellow emeritus. Prior to this he was the assistant director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Disponibilidade alimentar, estabilidade e acesso à nutrição adequada são componentes essenciais para o bem-estar e produtividade de todas as pessoas. No entanto, apesar do progresso nos anos 70 e 80, o número de pessoas desnutridas tem aumentado ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Despite Vietnam’s remarkable success in reducing poverty from almost 60 percent of the population in 1993 to 14 percent in 2008, 18 million Vietnamese still live on less than US$1.25 a day. Vietnam supplies a fifth of the rice consumed worldwide, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The spread of modern varieties and hybrids of pearl millet and sorghum that began in the mid-1960s has had an important impact on small farmer welfare in India. The success and sustainability of these improved cultivars resulted from three types ...
  • News
    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 ...
  • Event
    Due to the federal government's closure and IFPRI's inclement weather policy, we regret that today's event has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding. As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, policy discussions ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This paper documents the factors driving the impressive growth in fertilizer use and maize productivity in Kenya since the early 1990s up to 2007. The basic story is one of synergies between liberalization of input and maize markets and public ...
  • Books and Monographs
    The world has made enormous progress in the past 50 years toward eliminating hunger and malnutrition. While, in 1960, roughly 30 percent of the world’s population suffered from hunger and malnutrition, today less than 20 percent does—some five ...
  • Staff Profile
    Rajul Pandya-Lorch, a Kenyan citizen of Indian origin, is head of IFPRI's 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment Initiative, a global initiative that seeks to identify solutions for meeting world food needs while reducing poverty ...
  • Booklets
    Ce rapport phare de l’IFPRI analyse les principales questions, évolutions et décisions relatives aux politiques alimentaires pour l’année 2012. En mettant en perspective les succès et déconvenues enregistrés par les politiques alimentaires au ...
  • Booklets
    Chapitre 1: Politiques alimentaires en 2013 : La nutrition passe au premier plan alors que la faim persiste Le défi que constitue l’avenir de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle a suscité un très vif intérêt en 2013. Ce chapitre ...
  • 2020 Focus
    This brief overviews the Aflacontrol project, a multidisciplinary effort from 2009 to 2012 that sought to provide empirical evidence of the cost-effectiveness of aflatoxin risk-reduction strategies along maize and groundnut value chains. The ...
  • 2020 Focus
    There are various simple cultural and other practices that can be used to manage aflatoxins in groundnuts. To enhance the management of aflatoxins in groundnuts, it is recommended that locally adaptable practices be identified, tested on-farm, ...
  • Food Policy Reports
    En el año 2000, los líderes del mundo establecieron la meta de reducir a la mitad el porcentaje de personas con hambre entre 1990 y 2015. Esta meta más bien modesta forma parte del primer Objetivo de Desarrollo del Milenio, el cual también hace ...
  • Food Policy Reports
    En 2000, les leaders mondiaux ont défini l’objectif de réduire de moitié, entre 1990 et 2015, la proportion des personnes souffrant de la faim. Cet objectif relativement modeste fait partie du premier objectif du Millénaire pour le développement, ...
  • Books and Monographs
    The dramatic surge in food prices from 2005 to 2008 seriously threatened the world’s poor, who struggle to buy food even under normal circumstances, and led to protests and riots in the developing world. The crisis eventually receded, but such ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    2020 Resilience Conference Paper 2 - Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security - May 15-17, 2014 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia An emerging literature shows how the mass arrival of refugees induces both short- and long-term consequences ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Fifteen years ago China’s Loess Plateau was a barren region plagued by wind and soil erosion, making farming beyond subsistence virtually impossible. Millennia of agricultural exploitation and relentless grazing by domestic livestock had taken ...
  • General Information
    IFPRI’s research on global agricultural trade negotiations focuses on how to include low-income countries in the world trading system in a way that will improve the food and nutrition security of poor people. To that end, IFPRI researchers ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Edited by Shenggen Fan and Rajul Pandya-Lorch The fundamental purpose of agriculture is not just to produce food and raw materials, but also to grow healthy, well-nourished people. One of the sector’s most important tasks then is to provide food ...
  • Booklets
    This is a preview chapter from Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health. The full book will be available in February 2012. The fundamental purpose of agriculture is not just to produce food and raw materials, but to grow healthy, ...
  • News
    This week, European development practitioners, partners, and stakeholders worldwide have gathered at the 8th annual European Development Days in Brussels with an eye toward improving development coordination and aid effectiveness in 2015 and ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Researchers and policymakers are paying increasing attention to the nexus of hunger, malnutrition, and public health, and to the related measurement of food and nutrition security. However, focusing on proxy indicators, such as food availability, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    In recent years, quality standards have become crucial for developing countries’ agricultural production systems in gaining access to high-value markets abroad or at home. High-value supply chains offer opportunities for high profits, but in ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) project, which operated from 1988–97, served as a launching point for tilapia improvement efforts in Asia, as well as tropical finfish genetic improvements globally. Based on the selective breeding ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Between 1970 and 2009, India has overcome many infrastructural, market, and institutional challenges to transition from a dairy importing nation to the top producer in the world of both buffalo and goat milk, as well as the sixth largest producer ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Before the late 1970s, rural dwellers in Ghana had almost no access to institutional credit for farm and nonfarm activities, and in many rural communities, secure, safe, and convenient savings and payment facilities hardly existed. In response to ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Many people in the vast rural areas of Africa lack access to financial services, and most commercial banks are not interested in moving into these areas due to their low income levels, lack of scale economies, and poor infrastructure. Also, few ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Credit for investments that pay back in the medium to long term (three to five years or longer) is in short supply in rural areas. Credit unions and microfinance institutions (MFIs), which generally have better outreach than commercial banks in ...
  • 2020 Focus
    PepsiCo is a global business operating in more than 200 countries and territories and rooted in creating and delivering iconic, great tasting foods and beverages. A critical aspect of its operations is the ability to take successes in one part of ...
  • 2020 Focus
    A large number of agricultural development initiatives now support value chain approaches. They encompass most stages of the chain, from inputs supply to production, processing, marketing, and financing. Given the complexity of integrated ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to ...
  • News
    A “High Level Panel of Eminent Persons” appointed by the United Nations Secretary General to advise on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its recommendations in a report IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan comments on the ...
  • 2020 Focus
    In spite of the rapid growth of the Indian economy, the fraction of the rural population living in poverty has declined only modestly. Increasing indebtedness, rises in input prices, and rapid commercialization have contributed to what some ...
  • Staff Profile
    More about Shenggen Fan in DG Corner IFPRI ebrary Video Citation Profile Google Scholar RePEc Download CV Shenggen Fan (樊胜根) has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009. Dr Fan joined ...
  • News
    The World Food Programme presented IFPRI Director General Dr. Shenggen Fan with a Hunger Hero Award yesterday at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting ...
  • Staff Profile
    Sivan Yosef is a Senior Program Manager in the Director General’s Office. She works on the 2020 Vision Initiative. While at IFPRI, she has worked on the Millions Fed project as well as the 2020 conference "Leveraging Agriculture for Improving ...
  • Staff Profile
    Stacy Roberts is the IFPRI Board Secretary and the Head of Donor Relations. She became Board Secretary in June 2010. As Head of Donor Relations, she and her team coordinate fundraising activities at IFPRI and manage CGIAR-wide planning ...
  • 2020 Focus
    As the 2015 deadline for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, the poor countries of the world have already made considerable progress toward reducing maternal and child undernutrition. From 1990 to 2008, the prevalence of ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Attention to aflatoxin issues from the policy community has increased in recent years, with growing recognition of their health risks as well as the barrier they pose to market development. The 2002 imposition of new, stricter aflatoxin ...
  • Staff Profile
  • General Information
    The Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) initiative is the most comprehensive source of data and information on agricultural research and development (R&D) and related capacity and investments in developing countries. ASTI ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The Green Revolution brought modern science to bear on a widening Asian food crisis in the 1960s. The speed and scale with which it solved the food problem was remarkable and unprecedented, and it contributed to a substantial reduction in poverty ...
  • 2020 Focus
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a very recent entrant in the agricultural development space. We have been active in this area for just over five years, yet we quickly became a major donor and advocate for smallholder agricultural ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Argentine agriculture has undergone significant transformations over the past three decades. After a long period of stagnant production and productivity, starting in the early 1970s, a number of independent but interconnected events fostered a ...
  • News
    USAID’s Food for Peace program, which plays a major role in ensuring global food security, is undergoing a vigorous review in order to make it more nimble, efficient, and effective. Gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all approach to providing ...
  • Discussion Papers
    During the past 70 years, concerted efforts by the national veterinary services of affected countries from Senegal to China and Russia to South Africa—aided by international organizations—have brought the once-dreaded rinderpest virus to the ...
  • Discussion Papers
    For many years poverty reduction was the overarching welfare objective of a wide range of development institutions and programs, particularly in the context of agricultural development. Yet in recent years the development community has ...
  • Discussion Papers
    The need to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has raised the profile of social sector investments in Africa and other developing countries. As a result, many African countries are pressured to emphasize short-term concerns related ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Bangladesh has made notable progress in achieving food security, despite extreme population pressures, limited land resources, and an agrarian structure dominated by small and tenant farmers. After two decades of sluggish performance prior to the ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Mungbean is a major pulse crop in Asia. National partners in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand collaborated with AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, using an integrated, interdisciplinary approach ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    This paper seeks to provide an overview of the complex and dynamic relationship between nutrition and growth, examine how different growth patterns lead to different nutritional outcomes, and identify the factors that influence the magnitude of ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    This brief examines how different growth patterns lead to different nutritional outcomes and identifies the factors that influence the magnitude of this relationship. It aims to offer researchers insights on areas for future research and analysis ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Although many millions of people have exited poverty in recent decades, much of the reduction in poverty has benefited people living close to the poverty line rather than those at the very bottom of the income distribution. This book is ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Global food insecurity remains a serious problem. In 2010, more than 900 million people are still hungry, and progress toward reaching the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the world’s proportion of malnourished people is off track by ...
  • 2020 Focus
    Risk assessment is a powerful tool for helping risk managers and policymakers to understand risk, evaluate risk control options, and make decisions that balance the benefits of risk reduction with the costs of mitigation. This brief shows how the ...
  • Lectures, Speeches, and Testimony
    The world is facing protracted and especially difficult food and economic crises, and climate change will increasingly provide serious challenges. Hunger is on the rise and the lives and health of millions of people are being compromised. Now ...
  • Staff Profile
    Tolulope Olofinbiyi (Tolu), a Nigeria national, is a Program Manager in the Director General’s Office. She manages activities for the Director General’s research and outreach. Tolu has worked with Development Alternatives Inc. in Bethesda., ...
  • 2020 Focus
    According to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, countries can choose their own Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary Standards (SPS) to protect human, animal, and plant health as long as they are nondiscriminatory and justifiable by science. This ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Recent trends in food prices—higher levels and higher volatility—mirror trends predicted by a number of experts. Given the complex web of factors influencing global food security, governments of developed and developing countries, as well as ...
  • Staff Profile
  • Books and Monographs
    Der Schwerpunkt des vorliegenden WHI-Berichtes liegt auf der Frage, wie eine nachhaltige Ernährungssicherung angesichts der zunehmenden Verknappung von Wasser, Land und Energie gewährleistet werden kann. Demografischer Wandel, steigende Einkommen ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This paper reviews the success of zero-tillage wheat in the rice-wheat systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plains. Diffusion of the zero- tillage technology increased in the last decade, particularly in northwest India. In 2008, in India alone, the ...
  • Booklets
    Глава 1: Продовольственная политика в 2013 году: Пока не искоренен голод, проблема полноценного питания остается в центре внимания В 2013 году проблема обеспечения продовольственной безопасности и полноценного питания привлекла широкое ...
  • Discussion Papers
    Between 1978 and 1984, a massive shift from collective to household agricultural production took place in China. These incremental reforms, which Deng Xiaoping called “crossing the river while feeling the rocks,” eventually gave 95 percent—160 ...
  • Booklets
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