- Jul 8, 2013
Earlier this month, I took part in a new experience: a twitter chat. Organized by USAID, the #AskAg Twitter Chat on Youth Employment in Agriculture, connected me and my fellow guest speakers from USAID, Making Cents International, and Winrock International with twitter participants from MPULE Institute, students, development program workers, and others from a range of locations, including Mexico, Belgium, Liberia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Uganda.
- Jul 3, 2013
IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan comments on the report in a blog story on IFPRI’s DG Corner blog, emphasizing the role of smallholder agriculture and the importance of covering dietary quality and nutrition in the sustainable development goals.
- Jun 27, 2013
Interview originally posted on CGIAR Consortium News
Leaders of CGIAR research programs, along with donors and external stakeholders, are meeting this month in Montpellier, France to review the CGIAR Research Program and to “listen, engage, learn and progress on how to achieve the outcomes of reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving nutrition and health and the sustainable management of natural resources.”
- Jun 26, 2013
- Jun 25, 2013
Statistics are sounding a warning bell about the state of Egypt’s food security, poverty, and malnutrition. The number of food insecure Egyptians has increased about 21 percent from 2009 to 2011, according to a 2011 analysis of household incomes, expenditures, and consumption.
- Jun 21, 2013
Making Collective Branding Work for Food Producers and Consumers
Collective action in agriculture can take many forms, from contract farming to producer marketing groups. Smallholders often rely on these groups to increase their access to markets and get higher prices for their goods.
- Jun 20, 2013
Guest blog by Peter Holmgren
Peter Holmgren is Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
- Jun 19, 2013
The G8 has the information and tools to prioritise nutrition in development, but it will have to create the right political environment to hold true to commitments
- Jun 17, 2013
IFPRI highlights need for common agriculture policy, knowledge exchange, and trade opportunities at ASEAN Rice Trade Forum
P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, participated in the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rice Trade Forum earlier this month in Indonesia, emphasizing that, as global food production and markets are more adversely impacted by climate change and price volatility, the two core regions for rice production—South Asia and Southeast Asia—will benefit from greater cooperation in rice trade.
- Jun 14, 2013
As news of the latest food safety scandal to hit China—rice tainted with the carcinogenic heavy metal cadmium—further undermines consumer trust in the country’s food system, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan asks, in an op-ed in the China Daily Post, “How can China continue along its current development path without sacrificing its food safety?”