Media Briefings

Feb 12, 2014
by IFPRI

Promising Agricultural Technologies for Feeding the World’s Poorest

Increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)...

Feb 12, 2014

Agricultural Technologies Could Increase Global Crop Yields as Much as 67 Percent and Cut Food Prices Nearly in Half by 2050

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world’s poorest

February 12, 2014, Washington D.C.–Increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as we approach 2050 and identifies practices which could significantly benefit developing nations.

Contact Information: 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Immenschuh, s.immenschuh@cgiar.org, +1 (202) 862-5679

Feb 5, 2014

Fish Farms to Produce Nearly Two Thirds of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030, Report Shows

February 5, 2014, Washington D.C.–Aquaculture–or fish farming–will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases.

Contact Information: 

Elisabeth Mealey, World Bank: emealey@worldbank.org
Tina Farmer, FAO: Tina.Farmer@fao.org
Nilar Chit Tun, IFPRIN.ChitTun@cgiar.org

Jan 22, 2014

New Partnership Launched at Davos to Improve Nutrition for Millions

  • HarvestPlus and World Vision sign partnership to tackle hidden hunger by scaling up access to nutritious food crops
  • Hidden hunger caused by chronic lack of vitamins and minerals that can lead to stunting, infectious disease and death

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thursday, 23 January) – HarvestPlus and World Vision today signed a MoU at the World Economic Forum in Davos, making a commitment to work together to improve nutrition for hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from hidden hunger.

Contact Information: 

Caleb Starrenburg, World Vision, caleb_starrenburg@wvi.org, +41 79 930 81 38
Vidushi Sinha, HarvestPlus, v.s.vidushi@cgiar.org, +1 703 505 7438

Jan 14, 2014
by IFPRI

Enhancing Resilience to Conflict in Arab Countries

On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor…

Jan 14, 2014

Joint Workshop to Discuss Enhancing Resilience to Conflict in Arab Countries in the Context of Food Security

14 January 2014, Rome Italy—On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor.

Contact Information: 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Immenschuh, s.immenschuh@cgiar.org
David Paqui, d.paqui@ifad.org

Dec 16, 2013
by IFPRI

Climate Change and Agriculture: What do the Models Say?

A new study, published in a special feature of the December 17 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, brings together nine of the world’s most important economic modeling teams with a focus on agriculture to compare their results about the future of agriculture.

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Dec 16, 2013

Major economic models on climate change and agriculture point in same direction, but differ on magnitude of effects

Climate change will alter future weather and change crop and animal productivity. But economic models differ on the magnitude of these changes, according to the world’s lead economic modelers. Estimates on both the direction and magnitude are crucial to address world food security issues at global, regional, and national levels. Outputs from climate, crop and economic models are central to understanding the range of possible outcomes.

Dec 9, 2013
by IFPRI

Coping With Climate Change in East Africa

Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity to feed a rapidly increasing human population. Climate change could exacerbate the…

Dec 9, 2013

Climate Change and Agriculture in East Africa

December 9, 2013, Bujumbura, Burundi—Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity to feed a rapidly increasing human population. Climate change could exacerbate the situation; adaptation is essential for sustained economic growth in the East Africa. This is the challenge facing policymakers, who must plan for the future without available information and analysis.

Contact Information: 

Sarah Immenschuh, s.immenschuh@cgiar.org, +1 202 862-5679