• Oct 29, 2013

    Bouncing Back Better

    Defining Resilience at the 2013 Global Hunger Index Launch

    Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only spend a higher percentage of their household income on food, but also have fewer assets to help them cope with shocks.

  • Oct 25, 2013

    Open Access Week 2013

    IFPRI Reaffirms Pledge Facilitating Access to Food Policy Research

    At the 6th annual Open Access Week the academic and research communities celebrate their continued commitment to data sharing and access to information. As part of this global commitment to Open Access and Open Data, the CGIAR Consortium’s board recently approved the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy. Since releasing an Open Access Statement in 2012, access to IFPRI’s knowledge products has expanded greatly:

  • Oct 23, 2013

    Agriculture in Africa

    The 'Cow' that Feeds the Family

    This blog story by Eva Donelli was originally posted on the Devex Development News site.

  • Oct 22, 2013

    Championing Food Policy Research

    The European Commission

    With support from the European Commission, IFPRI conducts cutting-edge research on biofuels, trade, and country-specific development strategies.

  • Oct 16, 2013

    Shock Absorbers

    Building Resiliency for a Food Secure Future

    Today marks World Food Day, and despite significant gains in the fight against hunger in recent years, an estimated 842 million people—or 1 in 8 people worldwide—still suffer from chronic hunger. According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), levels of hunger are still “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 19 countries.

  • Oct 11, 2013

    Winning the Hunger Games

    Latest Global Hunger Index Lists Winners and Losers in the Battle to End Chronic Hunger

    About one in eight people worldwide suffered from chronic hunger during the past two years, according to the United Nations. Though daunting, that ratio is an improvement over previous years. In fact, the 2013 Global Hunger Index report released today shows that global hunger levels have declined by nearly 35 percent since 1990.

  • Oct 9, 2013

    Stepping into the SUN

    Forman Memorial Lecture Focuses on Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

    “After decades of hiatus, the global community and, most importantly, high-burden countries are stepping up to the challenge of malnutrition.” So said Shawn K. Baker, director of nutrition for the Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program, at last week’s 23rd Annual Martin J. Forman Lecture, held at IFPRI.

  • Oct 7, 2013

    Learning to Fly

    Experts Share Lessons Learned for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

    Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa maintain, let alone ramp up, agricultural productivity to fuel the economic growth necessary to alleviate poverty? At a recent roundtable discussion, “Transforming Agriculture in Africa: The Insiders’ Perspective,” IFPRI convened a group of experts to share their perspectives.

  • Oct 2, 2013

    Reactivating Yemen’s National Food Security Strategy

    Although the level of food insecurity in Yemen is alarming, it is also declining. In 2011, Yemen was among the bottom 10 countries of the world in terms of food security, but by the end of 2012, food security levels had almost reached pre-crisis levels, according to research presented at a workshop on “Reactivating the Yemen National Food Security Strategy,” held last month in Sana’a, Yemen.