- Sep 9, 2013
Why do you care about women’s land rights? Isn’t it enough for the household to have land?
This question is a common refrain heard from many corners of the developing world, but most disturbingly from policymakers and government officials.
- Sep 6, 2013
New publication highlights impact, policy recommendations in face of growing climate-related challenges
The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new crops? Will climate change threaten food security? These are challenging questions for policymakers, who must plan for the future without available information and analysis.
- Sep 3, 2013
New evidence suggests that selective breeding of staple food crops could be a key strategy in the fight against malnutrition
This blog story by IFPRI senior researchers Alan de Brauw and Dan Gilligan was originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network.
- Aug 30, 2013
The theme of World Water Week 2013 (September 1-6) is “Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships.” Today, we highlight key research that looks at investment strategies for overcoming physical and economic limitations to water security.
- Aug 30, 2013
- Aug 29, 2013
Highlights from recent Guardian live chat panel on how to deliver the best environmental, social and economic impacts
- Aug 26, 2013
- Aug 23, 2013
IFPRI Senior Research Analyst Perrihan Al-Riffai discusses the progress and promise of Arab Spatial, an open-access database and interactive mapping tool she helped design that houses and geographically displays data on more than 150 indicators of development in the Middle East and North Africa.
Q: What makes Arab Spatial unique?
- Aug 21, 2013
Highlights from recent brief on mitigating risk from natural disasters across countries
When a natural disaster strikes, it takes its toll in lives, homes, and entire cities. What’s more, the costs of reconstruction are not strictly financial—it can also drain other resources geared toward long-term development outcomes such as capacity building, and food and nutrition security. Despite the outpouring of financial aid that often follows major catastrophes, the slow and unreliable funneling of those funds does little to help those directly affected and, in fact, hurts long-term development by redirecting resources from effective programs.