- 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?”
- Jun 12, 2013
She who holds the purse string wields the power? The curious case of conditional cash transfers in Brazil
When women control the family finances, does it equate to a broader sphere of influence in household decisions? Research has suggested that women’s empowerment, both inside and outside the home, is closely correlated to women’s ownership of assets. A group of IFPRI researchers looked at this issue in depth with a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in Brazil, Bolsa Família.
- Jun 10, 2013
Research program to find ways agriculture can boost nutrition and improve lives
On Saturday, June 8, the Government of Canada demonstrated its commitment to the fight against malnutrition by announcing an important new contribution, CDN$20 million in new funding to the CGIAR Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) program.
- Jun 7, 2013
IFPRI partnership fosters nutrition, pro-poor agricultural research in China
This week, China and CGIAR are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership. To celebrate IFPRI’s collaboration with China, the Institute has compiled the Highlights of IFPRI’s partnerships and impacts in China: Reducing Hunger and Poverty Through Food Policy Research:
- Jun 6, 2013
IFPRI researchers author two papers laying out a strategy of hope
Dena Leibman is Head of Outreach at IFPRI.
- Jun 5, 2013
Environmental land degradation is one of the most serious threats to the environment worldwide. It is a threat to biodiversity, human health, and the crops upon which many people depend on for survival. Earlier this month, IFPRI Videographer Milo Mitchell traveled to Uzbekistan to document some of the worst land degradation in the world, where climate change and overuse have led to saline soils that cause respiratory illnesses and are unfit for most crops.
- Jun 5, 2013
$3 billion per year would allow 100 million children to live free of malnutrition
John Hoddinott is a Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Poverty Health and Nutrition Division at IFPRI.
- Jun 4, 2013
Africa south of the Sahara has the world’s youngest and fastest growing population. With enough support from African leaders, agricultural initiatives will boost employment and the economy.
- Jun 4, 2013
This story originally appeared on the Food Security Portal blog.