These datasets are provided “as is” and in no event shall IFPRI be liable for any damages resulting from use of the data. While great effort was taken to obtain high quality data, the accuracy or reliability of the data is not guaranteed or warranted in any way.

IFPRI encourages the use of these datasets, but emphasizes that many of them contain “raw” data files. When applicable, all information which would allow individuals to be identified has been deleted from the files. For some of the datasets, the users will need to take care in handling missing observations, outlier values, and violations of logical consistency.