Media Briefings

Sep 3, 2013
by IFPRI

Coping With Climate Change in Southern Africa

The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new crops? Will climate change threaten food security…

Sep 3, 2013

Climate Change and Agriculture in Southern Africa

New book helps region understand what might be in store and what to do about it

September 3, 2013, Maseru, Lesotho—

The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new crops? Will climate change threaten food security? These are challenging questions for policymakers, who must plan for the future without available information and analysis.

Contact Information: 

Sarah Immenschuh (IFPRI)
s.immenschuh@cgiar.org
Tel: +1 202-862-5679

Jun 10, 2013

UK Invests in Six Super Crops to Help Beat Global Hunger

Press Release
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
June 10, 2013

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013. On June 8, the UK government granted £30 million to HarvestPlus to develop and deliver six nutritious crops to several million farming households in Africa and Asia. The UK has supported HarvestPlus, an international program of CGIAR, since its start in 2003. HarvestPlus leads a global effort to improve nutrition and public health by developing and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamin A, zinc, and iron.

Contact Information: 

Yassir Islam
+1 (202) 862-5602
y.islam@cgiar.org

May 21, 2013

Food Security and Nutritional Status in Egypt Worsening Amidst Economic Challenges

May 21, 2013, CAIRO – Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years according to joint reports released today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Contact Information: 

Sarah Immenschuh (IFPRI)
s.immenschuh@cgiar.org
Tel: +1 202-862-5679

May 21, 2013
by IFPRI

Food Security and Nutrition in Egypt

Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years according to joint reports released today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Food Policy Research…

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May 15, 2013

Researchers, Policymakers, and Other Experts Are Meeting to Discuss Sustaining Regional Economic Growth and Achieving Food Security

May 15, 2013, Dakar, Senegal—West Africa has sustained a solid pace of growth for nearly two decades—a welcome change after years of stagnation and decline. The strategic question remains, however: How can the region build on this success to accelerate economic transformation and broaden growth, especially to provide regional food security?

Contact Information: 

Hawa Diop, h.diop@cgiar.org, +221.33.869.98.32

Apr 11, 2013

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Programme to Strengthen Skills and Competencies of Ghanaian Agribusiness Professionals

April 11, 2013—Ghana needs a vibrant, thriving and growing agricultural sector to ensure food security, reduce poverty and develop its economy. Can improving the management practices in agribusinesses that provide the needed inputs and services for the sector and add value to its outputs vitalize the sector? The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) think so, and are partnering together to launch a four-week Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Programme, from April 15-May 10, 2013.

Apr 11, 2013

Feeding Nine Billion in 2050

FAO and CGIAR Conference to Address Research Priorities for Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security for the World’s Poorest

April 11, 2013—During the next 40 years the world’s population is projected to reach more than nine billion people. Demand for food is expected to increase by 60 percent under business-as-usual assumptions. Competition for land, water, and food could lead to greater poverty and hunger if not properly addressed now, with potentially severe environmental impacts.

Contact Information: 

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

Apr 1, 2013
by IFPRI

Coping With Climate Change in West Africa

The new International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) book West African Agriculture and Climate Change uses sophisticated modeling and available data to develop future scenarios exploring the range of climate change consequences for agriculture, food security, and resource management and...

Apr 1, 2013

Countries in West Africa Must Add Climate Change Adaptation to Food Security Investments

Press Release
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
April 2, 2013

Contact Information: 

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