- Aug 30, 2013
- Aug 29, 2013by IFPRI
Highlights from recent Guardian live chat panel on how to deliver the best environmental, social and economic impacts
- Aug 26, 2013by Denis Okello
- Aug 23, 2013by IFPRI
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.
- Aug 7, 2013
Shenggen Fan on risk management
How can agriculture innovate to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding global population, projected to reach 9 billion by 2050? In December 2012, Oxfam sought to answer that question by inviting 23 experts from 16 countries to participate in the Future of Agriculture global online policy discussion forum, presenting diverse view points and inspired ideas via a range of online essays.