• Staff Profile
    Anjani Kumar received his Ph.D. (1999) and Masters (1992) in Dairy Economics from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. Before joining IFPRI as Research Fellow, he was Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics) at the International ...
  • Books and Monographs
    With one more year before the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the 2014 Global Hunger Index report offers a multifaceted overview of global hunger that brings new insights to the global debate on where to focus ...
  • Infographic
    The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is based on three equally weighted indicators: Undernourishment: the proportion of undernourished people as a percentage of the population (reflecting the share of the population with insufficient caloric ...
  • Books and Monographs
    A un anno dalla scadenza per il raggiungimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo del Millennio, fissata nel 2015, l’Indice Globale della Fame 2014 offre una prospettiva articolata del problema della fame nel mondo, che porta nuovi spunti al dibattito ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Ein Jahr bevor die Frist zur Erreichung der Millenniums-Entwicklungsziele im Jahr 2015 abläuft, bietet der Welthunger-Index (WHI) einen facettenreichen Überblick über die Verbreitung des Hungers und trägt neue Erkenntnisse darüber in die ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This paper reviews the key policies with regard to agriculture inputs such as seed, fertilizer, water, agricultural equipment, research, extension, and agricultural credit. It also provides an overview of the policies and programs related to ...
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    Akanksha Negi joined IFPRI- New Delhi office in June 2013 under the Markets Trade & Institutions Division as a Sr. Research Assistant. She has done her Bachelors and Masters in Statistics from Delhi University. She is currently working on a ...
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    Avinash Kishore joined IFPRI in September 2012 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow after completing his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University. He obtained Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University before joining the PhD program. Avinash ...
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  • Discussion Papers
    Indian agriculture was transforming from a cereal-based production system toward high-value crops (HVC) during the 1990s. However, food security concerns resurfaced during the first decade of the 21st century, and the policy environment tilted in ...
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    This paper attempts to project the future supply and demand up to the year 2025 for rice and wheat, the two main cereals cultivated and consumed in India. A review of studies that forecast the supply and demand of Indian agriculture commodities ...
  • Staff Profile
    Divya Pandey joined IFPRI as a Senior Research Assistant, in July, 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development Practice from TERI University, New Delhi, with specialization in Climate Change. Her major project in IFPRI-NDO, ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This study was undertaken to assess farmers’ preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for various climate-smart interventions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain. The research outputs will be helpful in integrating farmers’ choices with government ...
  • News
    The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Fertilizer use in India has exploded since the government began a subsidization program in the 1970s. National fertilizer consumption rates increased by 50% during the ...
  • Staff Profile
    Garima Taneja joined IFPRI on 2nd November 2011. She is working on the project titled “Prioritizing interventions for reducing the impact of climate change and increasing incomes of smallholders in Indo-Gangetic Plain”. She has completed her ...
  • Staff Profile
    Gaurav Tripathi joined IFPRI on September 5, 2011 as Research Analyst in project “Trade, Agricultural Policies and Structural Changes in India’s Agrifood System; Implications for National and Global Markets”. Prior to this, he worked in the field ...
  • General Information
    South Asia is a paradox. While the region’s high economic growth is a sign of continuing development, extreme poverty, undernourishment, and the deterioration of natural resources signify a need for better policies that target the poor. More than ...
  • Event
    Background Food and nutrition security depends not only on food production and consumption but also on the policies that affect food systems, from farm to table. Since 1988, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has had a ...
  • News
    The following article was originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. India’s recently introduced National Food Security Bill (NFSB)—a flagship program that will provide long term sustainable food and nutritional security for the ...
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    Jyotsana Dua joined IFPRI-NDO on October 5, 2006 as a Senior Administrative Coordinator. She is responsible for the finance and human resource in IFPRI-NDO. She has completed her master’s in commerce and later did MBA in human resource from ...
  • News
    The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. OneWorld Foundation, India (OWFI) has launched a new website for the OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowship that features news articles, published by ...
  • Press Release
    October 29, 2014, New Delhi— India is making progress against undernutrition, as seen in the 2014 Global Hunger Index recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Yet one-third of Indian women and children under ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    South Asia is home to the largest concentration of poor and undernourished people in the world, so food security—especially in basic staples such as wheat, rice, and corn—continues to be a major concern. With both persistent and re-emerging food ...
  • Books and Monographs
    Alors qu’il ne reste plus qu’une année avant la date d’échéance de la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement, l’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014 (GHI) offre une analyse multidimensionnelle de la faim et présente de ...
  • Staff Profile
    Nikita Verma joined IFPRI as an Administrative Associate in November 2013. She graduated from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University with a degree in Business Administration. She previously worked at Anand Automotive Ltd as an Assistant ...
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    Nirupam Datta joined IFPRI-New Delhi in July 2013. He studied economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai receiving his master’s degree in 2007, and a bachelor’s degree with honours in economics ...
  • Staff Profile
    Dr. Pramod K. Joshi is the director for South Asia. Previous to this, he held the positions of the director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, India, and the director of the National Centre for Agricultural ...
  • Staff Profile
    Pallavi Rajkhowa joined IFPRI as a Senior Research Assistant in June 2012. She is working on the project titled “Prioritizing interventions for reducing impact of climate change and increasing incomes of smallholders in Indo-Gangetic ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Green Revolution bypassed the state in its first wave in the 1960s and 1970s. Subsequently, during a short interval in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the agricultural growth rate reached almost 3 percent per year, one of the highest in the ...
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    Raj Chandra joined IFPRI-NDO as a Senior Research Assistant, in June, 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with specialization in World Economy and a Bachelor’s degree in ...
  • News
    P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, participated in the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rice Trade Forum earlier this month in Indonesia, emphasizing that, as global food production and markets are more adversely ...
  • Discussion Papers
    In Bangladesh, supportive government policies have played a crucial role in the rapid growth of the cereals sector, and rice in particular. Despite this growth, the country remains a net importer of rice. Even as Bangladesh struggles to achieve ...
  • Staff Profile
    Ruchi Narang joined IFPRI-NDO on the 1st of October, 2008 as Administrative Associate. She is presently working with Dr. Ashok Gulati, Director in Asia’s office and looking after the logistics and provides administrative support to Director’s ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    India’s central development strategy should be to systematize structural and sector-specific measures the government can implement immediately to promote nutrition security while not losing sight of the long-term changes needed to create a ...
  • Staff Profile
    Suman Chakrabarti joined IFPRI in September 2011. He is working on the Markets in Asia Program which is a collaboration between IFPRI and Michigan State University. His area of focus is Agriculture Value Chains. He has a B.A. Honors in Economics ...
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    Sumedha Minocha joined IFPRI as a Senior Research Assistant in August 2013 under the Environment and Production Technology Division. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Madras School of Economics, Chennai and a Bachelor’s degree in ...
  • Staff Profile
    Sunipa Das Gupta joined IFPRI-NDO in 2008. She is working on Agri-business in India on the value chain aspect. She has completed her M. Phil in Economics from Calcutta University.
  • Discussion Papers
    Bangladesh remains a net importer of rice despite significant progress in improving yield and production levels. With growing population, planning for future cereal production to meet food security challenges would require projections of future ...
  • Discussion Papers
    This paper attempts to estimate the future supply and demand for cereals in Nepal. While there has been considerable research in the past examining the agricultural sector in Nepal, to the best of our knowledge there has been no analysis of the ...
  • News
    The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. Onion prices have reached all-time high, not only in India but also in Bangladesh, and it’s mostly pinching the pockets of the country’s ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Der Welthunger-Index (WHI) 2014 stellt die nationale, regionale und weltweite Hungersituation zum neunten Mal in jährlicher Folge multidimensional dar. Er zeigt, dass bei der globalen Hungerbekämpfung seit 1990 Fortschritte erzielt werden ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the ninth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 1990, but still has far to ...
  • IFPRI Briefs
    Le rapport de l’Indice de la faim dans le monde 2014 – neuvième édition – propose une mesure multidimensionnelle de la faim au niveau national, régional et mondial. Le GHI 2014 montre les progrès effectués en matière de réduction de la faim ...
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    There has been a rapid transformation of food supply chains in India over the past two decades. Modern retail sales are growing at 49 percent per year and quickly penetrating urban food markets and even rural markets. The food-processing sector ...
  • Press Release
    October 13, 2014, Washington D.C.—A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) being released today by the ...
  • Staff Profile
    Vaishali Dassani joined IFPRI- NDO office on August 4, 2008 as Coordination and Communication Specialist. She is working in the communication division to promote IFPRI and strengthen the relation with journalists. Also working on the various ...
  • News
    We live in a fast changing world with fast changing trends: urbanization, globalization, industrialization, and more, all of which have a profound impact on the way food moves from field to fork along the agricultural value chain. Understanding ...
  • Staff Profile
    Vishrant Singh joined IFPRI New Delhi on February 2012, as Administrative Associate and holds the responsibility of preparing and scrutinizing the financial statements and provisions under the tax system. He has completed Post Graduate in ...
  • News
    The following post by Avinash Kishore, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI , is an excerpted version of a story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog as part of ...