Overall investment in R&D increased by more than 20 percent from 2001-2008, but most of this growth occurred in only a handful of countries and spending actually declined in many others.
More than 900 participants are gathering today at an international conference from February 10–12 to examine ways that agriculture can enhance the health and nutritional status of poor people in developing countries.
By better understanding the obstacles and opportunities to prevent and mitigate aflatoxin contamination in Africa, IFPRI and its partners hope to improve the health of individuals, the economic wellbeing of households, and national food security.
Addressing poverty today is the single best way to help poor people in developing countries achieve food security and adapt to climate change, according to a new report by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of the price surge, its consequences for the world’s poor...
Research on the critical links between HIV/AIDS, agriculture, and hunger and malnutrition in Africa can enhance understanding of these connections and help to ensure the food security of individuals and households facing AIDS epidemics.
Experts are gathering in Washington, D.C. to plot the future of a worldwide initiative to reduce “hidden hunger” or micronutrient malnutrition, which causes widespread illness and death in the developing world.
Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can cause lifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
Press statement by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan
A decade ago, the international community committed itself to halving the percentage of people who go hungry. When world leaders meet next week to review implementation of this and other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they need to…
Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of 2007-2008 are just that: apparent, not real. Suggestions to the contrary serve to drive up prices and hurt poor people, who spend much or most of their incomes on food. They need neither jittery markets nor ad…