- Feb 2, 2012by IFPRI
This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos took place as the world faces slowed and uncertain economic growth and continuing shifts in economic power toward emerging and developing economies. Discussions focused on unemployment, increasing inequality, and the alarming speed at which we are approaching the limits of natural resource use. All of these issues will have significant impacts on the prospects for reducing global poverty and food and nutrition insecurity, and all of them call for new models of development.
- Jan 31, 2012by IFPRI
IFPRI welcomes a familiar face to the role of South Asia director with the appointment of Pramod Kumar Joshi on February 1, 2012. After serving as the Institute’s South Asia coordinator from 2003 to 2006, P. K. became the director of the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management in Hyderabad before rejoining IFPRI as senior program manager in New Delhi. He holds a master’s degree and PhD in agricultural economics from the G. B.
- Jan 9, 2012by IFPRI
In January 2012 IFPRI is launching two major research programs. These CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), led by IFPRI, will bring together researchers from across the CGIAR centers to address some of the most pressing problems facing the global food system.
- Jan 3, 2012by IFPRI
The new year brings with it exciting changes at IFPRI, including a new director for the Institute’s Communications Division. Gwendolyn Stansbury begins her role as the division’s director on January 3, 2012. She has been at IFPRI since 2006, serving most recently as head of the Publications Unit. Gwendolyn received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of New England in Australia, and, prior to joining IFPRI, held positions as a writer, editor, and university lecturer.
- Dec 16, 2011by IFPRI
Pascal Lamy, Director General of WTO, foresees that "the cost to the world economy of high intensity protectionism would be in the order of $ 800 billion, the estimated value of space or "water" in WTO commitments today," which would be very bad news.
- Dec 16, 2011
To discuss IFPRI project on agricultural technologies
IFPRI’s Mark Rosegrant will present today at an official side event of the 2nd Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. He will discuss a current IFPRI project on the impact of agricultural technologies.
Co-organized by IFPRI, Croplife International, and Farming first, the side event, Technology and Knowledge Sharing for Sustainable Agriculture, is one of only three agriculture-themed events. Tim Benton of the University of Leeds, Bruce McNamer of Technoserve, and Roger Johnson, of the World Farmers and the National Farmers Union, will also present.
- Dec 13, 2011by IFPRI
IFPRI Researchers Contribute to Major FAO Report
Without land and water resources, agriculture cannot survive. But in a world facing increased scarcity of both, farmers—especially those in the developing world—are increasingly hard-pressed to feed the hungry.
- Nov 21, 2011by IFPRI
Food price volatility is one of the most critical economic and food security challenges facing policymakers today. Spikes in food prices can have a significant impact on incomes, markets, and nutrition worldwide and, in extreme cases, can cause widespread violence and social unrest. Understanding the causes behind price volatility and exploring policy responses to it can help stabilize domestic and global food markets and protect poor people around the world, who spend 50-60% of their income on food.
- Nov 4, 2011by IFPRI
International conference in Beijing organized by IFPRI and CAAS
Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on the impact of climate change on food security.
- Oct 25, 2011by IFPRI
On October 27, TEDxWashingtonCircle will host three speakers from different disciplines, who will come together and talk about their own experiences with development initiatives and share effective communication strategies.
People in developing countries need easy access to useful information in order to improve their lives. Widened public awareness allows communities to devise and execute initiatives that lead to sustainable development results.