- 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.
- Aug 20, 2013
IFPRI’s Stuart Gillespie responds to recent article questioning scope of malnutrition in India
- Aug 12, 2013
This story was originally published on the Research for Ethiopia’s Agriculture Policy (REAP) website.
Tef, the world’s smallest grain, plays no small role in Ethiopia’s agricultural sector— 65 percent of Ethiopia’s 85 million people get their “daily bread and livelihood” from it. In Ethiopia, farmers dedicate more land to this crop than other grains, such as maize and wheat, yet, tef yields lag behind.