Highlights of recent IFPRI food policy research for USAID

Reducing poverty and hunger through food policy research

Working with many longstanding partners, such as USAID, IFPRI’s food policy research has contributed to reducing poverty and improving food security for the world’s poor. Despite expanding urban populations, nearly 75 percent of the poor reside in rural areas in developing countries. Agricultural growth has been found to be three to six times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in other sectors. According to a landmark 2003 study on the impact of crop improvement research from 1965 to 1998, agricultural research is a good investment: every US$1 invested in CGIAR research yields approximately US$9 worth of additional food in the developing world. By serving as a trusted voice on food policy issues, IFPRI helps to change thinking and provide evidence about how to improve food and nutrition security. This brochure highlights some of the key collaborations between IFPRI and USAID that have contributed to reducing poverty and hunger.

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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