Dec 8, 2014

The return on investment in nutrition is high. So why do so many governments fail to adequately invest in it?

Please join us for high-level discussions on strategies for action on nutrition

Dec. 8, 2014, Washington D.C.--On average, for every dollar that governments around the globe invest in nutrition to reduce stunting, they see a return of 16 times as much--and the return on investment for some countries is much higher: In Sri Lanka, for instance, it is 56 times as much; in South Africa, it’s 53 times the initial investment.

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Deborah Horan 202-627-4310
Adrianna Logalbo,, 617-694-7961

Dec 1, 2014

IFPRI researchers contribute to the Lima Climate Change Conference in Peru

Women farmers need equal access to assets, technology for “climate-smart agriculture”

New tool helps governments evaluate trade-offs in agricultural emissions

December 1, 2014, Lima, Peru—IFPRI researchers will present findings of a new series of policy notes on women farmers’ ability to adapt to climate change and contribute to a workshop on the economic viability of climate change mitigation policies at the annual climate conference known as COP 20.

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Nilar Chit Tun,, +1 (202) 627-4396
Deborah Horan, +1 (202) 627-4310

Nov 26, 2014

Agricultural R&D capacity in Africa South of the Sahara

African countries south of the Sahara will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union targets are to be achieved, according to a new report issued by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI