- Jun 10, 2013by IFPRI
Research program to find ways agriculture can boost nutrition and improve lives
On Saturday, June 8, the Government of Canada demonstrated its commitment to the fight against malnutrition by announcing an important new contribution, CDN$20 million in new funding to the CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) program.
- Jun 7, 2013by Carmen Ruiz
IFPRI partnership fosters nutrition, pro-poor agricultural research in China
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 Poverty Through Food Policy Research:
- Jun 6, 2013by Dena Leibman
IFPRI researchers author two papers laying out a strategy of hope
Dena Leibman is Head of Outreach at IFPRI.
- Jun 5, 2013
Environmental land degradation is one of the most serious threats to the environment worldwide. It is a threat to biodiversity, human health, and the crops upon which many people depend on for survival. Earlier this month, IFPRI Videographer Milo Mitchell traveled to Uzbekistan to document some of the worst land degradation in the world, where climate change and overuse have led to saline soils that cause respiratory illnesses and are unfit for most crops.
- Jun 5, 2013
$3 billion per year would allow 100 million children to live free of malnutrition
John Hoddinott is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Poverty Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI.
- Jun 4, 2013by Karen Brooks
Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. With enough support from African leaders, agricultural initiatives will boost employment and the economy.
- Jun 4, 2013
This story originally appeared on the Food Security Portal blog.
- May 31, 2013
The answer is—as usual—that it depends!
This post is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) website’s coverage of the recent conference on “Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System,” which took place from May 21-24 in Bonn, Germany.
- May 30, 2013
Workshop aims to accelerate economic transformation for West African food security
West Africa is on the cusp: after years of stagnation and decline, the region has seen steady growth for nearly two decades, and is moving from recovery to transformation
- May 30, 2013by IFPRI
By Grace Lerner
Nearly 30 years after the 1984 famine that left more than 400,000 people dead, Ethiopia has made significant progress toward food security. Some of these recent successes include a reduction in poverty, an increase in crop yields and availability, and an increase in per capita income—rising in some rural areas by more than 50 percent!