Apr 8, 2015

New global crop data aid in food policy decisions

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution

April 8, 2015, Washington, DC—Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate, sustainable food production and safeguarding food security.

Yet this critical data is often inadequate or non-existent, leaving policymakers unable to formulate the best policies to help farmers improve yields, access subsidized fertilizers, and get their products to markets.

Contact Information: 

Deborah Horan

Katherine Leitzell

Apr 2, 2015

UCA and IFPRI Launch Kyrgyzstan Spatial

An Online, Interactive Atlas Promoting Food Security and Development

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, April 2, 2015 – The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (UCA IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have launched a new online platform that will help policymakers target areas of the country most vulnerable to food insecurity.

Contact Information: 

Nisar Keshvani
Head of Communications and Marketing
University of Central Asia
Mobile: +996 (0) 770 822 851

Deborah Horan
Senior Media Relations Specialist
International Food Policy Research Institute
Phone: +1 (202) 627-4310

Mar 19, 2015

Statement by Shenggen Fan on World Water Day

by Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
March 22, 2014 –Washington, D.C.

Contact Information: 

Deborah Horan,, +1 202-627-4310