Annual Report 2009

Knowledge Products

I. Models, Simulations, and Applications


The International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) examines alternative futures for global food supply, demand, trade, prices, and food security. It provides both fundamental and global baseline projections and cutting-edge research results.

SAMs and CGEs

Social accounting matrixes (SAMs) and computable general equilibrium (CGE) are economywide models of food-sector interactions with other sectors.


Modeling International Relationships in Applied General Equilibrium (MIRAGE) analyzes trade, agricultural, and energy policy changes.

II. Conceptual and Analytical Tools and Methods

Gender Tool Box

The Gender Tool Box provides analytical tools, datasets, databases, and indicators for gender analysis.


HarvestChoice is an initiative to create knowledge products that will guide investments in productive farming throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


The IFPRI Mobile Experimental Economics Laboratory (IMEEL) is an initiative to implement in-field economics experiments regarding the behavior of smallholders and the rural poor.


Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that outlines the different actors influencing outcomes in specific networks.

Food Security Portal

A central component of IFPRI’s World Food Crisis project, the Food Security Portal provides comprehensive and detailed country-by-country information on food policy developments.

III. Indicators, Databases, and Bibliographies


The Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) is an Africa-focused database that compiles and analyzes information to help design and evaluate rural development strategies.


BioConserv is a bibliography of genetic resources focusing on the conservation of plants and livestock.


bEcon is a bibliography of peer-reviewed literature on
genetically engineered crops.

Dietary Diversity as a Household Food Security Indicator

This indicator looks at cost-effective ways to measure changes in dietary behavior.

Indicators for Assessing Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

This operational guide helps assess infant and young child feeding.


Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) is an initiative that collects original data focused on agricultural research and development.

IFPRI food policy datasets

This link provides a collection of more than 70 publicly accessible datasets on agriculture and rural development.

Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) monitors the incidence of hunger in various developing countries based on three equally weighted indicators.


The Tariff Analytical and Simulation Tool for Economists (TASTE) software analyzes applied trade policies and performs detailed trade policy scenarios.


The Market Access Map at the HS6 level (MAc-Map-HS6) is a global analytical tariff database used to assess protection and perform econometric analysis.

IV. Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Impact assessment

This link includes IFPRI’s impact assessment publications and tools.


Dynamic Research EvaluAtion for Management (DREAM) is menu-driven software that evaluates the economic impacts of agricultural research and development.

It can simulate a range of markets, technology adoption, research spillover, and trade-policy scenarios based on a flexible, multimarket, partial equilibrium model.

V. Best Practices, Practioners’ Guides, and Training Methods


Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under Two Approach (PM2A) is a preventive approach, targeting all children 6 to 23 months old with similar food, health, and nutrition services.

School feeding best practices

This is a study of the motivation for and impacts of Food for Education (FFE) programs.


The Collective Action and Property Rights program analyzes how collective-action and property-rights institutions affect natural resources and poverty.