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working paper

Post-harvest losses in fruits and vegetables: The Kenyan context

This report collates and contextualizes available evidence on post-harvest losses (PHL) in horticultural crops in Kenya. We begin by outlining the extent of PHL in horticultural crops and its repercussions in the context of food security and poverty…


Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) 2018

ESSP aims to help improve the policymaking process in Ethiopia by increasing the capacity of Ethiopian institutions to undertake sound economic analysis, and by working to improve public information and dialogue. ESSP’s approach to evidence-based…


IFPRI Strategy

In 2012, IFPRI developed its 2013–2018 strategy to address unprecedented challenges in the food policy landscape. Five years later, many of those challenges persist while new threats and opportunities have arisen that will have fundamental impacts on…

Project Note

Food safety in Kenya: Focus on fruits and vegetables

Consumption of fruits and vegetables is important for maintaining good health and preventing chronic disease; Kenyans consume too little of these foods relative to dietary recommendations. Contaminated fruits and vegetables are an important conduit of…

project paper

Child malnutrition in Nigeria: Evidence from Kwara State

Poverty and a lack of awareness seem to be at the heart of the problem of childhood malnutrition in Nigeria. Until the socioeconomic status of the vast majority of Nigerians improves significantly, malnutrition will continue to pose a serious threat…

discussion paper

Delegation of quality control in value chains

This paper studies the decision of a firm that sells an experience good to delegate quality control to an independent monitor. In an infinitely repeated game consumers’ trust provides incentives to (1) acquire information about whether the good is…