Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System

Annual Report 2011

Models, Simulations, and Applications


The International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade 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.


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

SAMs and CGEs

Social accounting matrixes and computable general equilibriums are economywide models of food-sector interactions with other sectors.

Conceptual and Analytical Tools and Methods


The goal of the African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is to position African experts to take a leading role in strategic development research, agricultural growth, and policy debate.


Interactive climate, agriculture, and socioeconomic maps developed in partnership with StatPlanet.

Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System

These visual representations of excessive global price volatility since 2000 and current daily volatility updates can alert policymakers of excessive food price volatility, which can trigger appropriate country-level food security responses, such as the release of physical food stocks.

Food Security Portal

A central component of IFPRI’s World Food Crisis project, the Food Security Portal provides detailed country-specific information on food policy developments. New components include commodity-specific price timelines and visualization tools for main market players. The Portal is accessible via mobile application.

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 guide investments in productive farming throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.


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

MarkSimGCM stochastic weather ­generator tool

This tool generates future weather data for crop and climate planning and is featured on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security website.


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

Indicators, Databases, and Bibliographies

2011 Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index monitors the incidence of hunger in various developing countries based on three equally weighted indicators. The 2011 edition, which is available via mobile application, focused on taming food price spikes.

2020 Conference: Mendeley Group Space

This platform for followers of the agriculture, nutrition, and health nexus was developed for the February 2011 “Leveraging Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health” conference in New Delhi.


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


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


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

Dietary Diversity as a Household Food Security Indicator

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

IFPRI Food Policy Datasets

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

Indicators for Assessing Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

This operational guide helps assess the effectiveness of nutrition interventions for young children.


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


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


The Statistics of Public Expenditure for Economic Development database allows researchers and policymakers to compare public spending in various sectors.


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

Evaluation and Impact Assessment


Dynamic Research EvaluAtion for Management is a menu-driven software program 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, multi-market, partial equilibrium model.

Impact assessment

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

Best Practices, Practitioners’ Guides, and Training Methods


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

Global Partnership for Land Governance Assessment

This partnership between IFPRI and the World Bank aims to improve country-level policies about land governance and associated monitoring methods.


Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Approach is a preventive intervention supplying consistent food, health, and nutrition services to all children 6 to 23 months old.

School feeding best practices

This is a study of the motivation for and impacts of food for education (FFE) programs.