The vast majority of African farmers interviewed for a recent climate change study perceived long-term changes in temperature or rainfall. Surprisingly, however, two-thirds of rural South African households in the Limpopo River Basin and more than a third of Ethiopian farmers did not make any…
Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic Republic of Congo scored the worst on the Index, followed by Eritrea, Burundi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Ethiopia.
On October 10, Joachim von Braun moderated the Plenary Session “The Food Crisis: What Happened and What Should Be Done?” at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group.
Workshop Presents New Findings on Why Some Households in Rural Bangladesh Stay Poor, While Others Move Out of Poverty
Bangladesh’s high economic growth during the last decade has resulted in significant reductions in poverty. However, 36 million people—about one quarter of the country’s population—still face acute poverty and hunger.
[What is the Potential of Cash Transfers to Strengthen Families Affected by HIV and AIDS](http://programs.ifpri.org/renewal/pdf/RFbrief10.pdf…
The UN food summit closes with a strong statement on agriculture, but fails to adequately address trade, biofuels, safety nets, and implementation
Statement by Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director General
Investments in agriculture, improved bio-energy and trade policies, and programs that target vulnerable people would reduce the threat of hunger.
By Joachim von Braun
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Ethiopia opens a commodity exchange this week, the first of its kind in Africa. The exchange will trade in six commodities: coffee, sesame, haricot beans, teff, wheat and maize.
International Conference to Discuss New Technologies, Innovations, and Knowledge to Improve Agriculture and Livelihoods
Close to 200 policymakers, researchers, and representatives from the private sector, farmers’ organizations, and other civil society groups are gathering in Addis Ababa for an international conference to discuss exciting technological, institutional, and organizational innovations that are…