- Jul 23, 2012by IFPRI
The new book Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture, Economywide Perspectives from Country Studies builds on and adds to knowledge about why Africa has enjoyed ongoing economic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance since 2000.
- Jul 23, 2012by IFPRI
The Role of Social Protection and Cash Transfers
- Jul 20, 2012by P. K. Joshi
Farmers in India largely depend on monsoon rains to sow their crops—as much as 60 percent of the cropped area in India depends on these rains, which usually occur between June and September.
However, rainfall this year has been 22 percent below normal for the country as a whole—and as much as 36 percent below normal in northwest India. In other regions, including India’s northern “breadbasket” states of Punjab and Haryana (where over 18% percent of India’s foodgrains is produced), the monsoon has yet to arrive.
- Jul 10, 2012by IFPRI
IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan, announced Monday that Dr. Karen Brooks has been named as Director of the new CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions and Markets.
- Jul 6, 2012by IFPRI
Researchers, practitioners, donors, and government officials gathered in Kampala Wednesday, June 27, for a workshop to showcase IFPRI’s ongoing research in Uganda and to facilitate discussions about current topics in agriculture and nutrition. Todd Benson, head of IFPRI’s Uganda Strategy Support Program opened the morning session.
- Jul 2, 2012
AGRODEP Launches Working Paper Series
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 shocks and income generation, income distribution, and economic growth in the context of Kenya.
- Jun 29, 2012
New Book Co-Written by IFPRI Researcher Looks at Emerging Development Issue
Recent research has revealed that the most crucial development in a child’s brain takes place in the first three years of its life. As a result, developing country governments have increasingly paid attention to the need for stronger early childhood education.
- Jun 29, 2012by IFPRI
IFPRI Researcher Leads Report Team
- Jun 25, 2012by IFPRI
International Collaboration Will Use IFPRI Data and Maps
The world’s population is growing, but its resources, including land and water, are finite. This means that if farmers are to feed 9 billion people by 2050—which would require them to roughly double current production—they will have to make their fields work harder without transforming forests and other precious ecosystems into additional cropland.
- Jun 22, 2012
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the subject of buzz in the international development community as supporters are rallying funds, intellect, and awareness around the country’s intent to experience the same positive developments in child mortality as its neighbors and to begin filling in the gaps where there is a dearth of development.