Regenerated rangeland in Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Special Event

IFPRI at 40

2015 is a momentous year for IFPRI as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. 


In memory of former IFPRI Director Raisuddin Ahmed

Dr. Raisuddin Ahmed served at IFPRI for 25 years and was the Director of the Markets and Structural Studies division of the Institute before becoming an Emeritus Research Fellow in 2001.  He conducted research on agricultural production, trade, marketing and…

ASTI website
40th Anniversary Blog Series

The evolution of Open Data

The following post by Nienke Beintema, Head of the Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) Program, is part of an ongoing series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. Each story authored by current and former IFPRI research…

 A Global Conference

Water for Food Security

Hosted by the World Food Center at the University of California, Davis and the International Food Policy Research Institute, the conference will address key issues on the global level down to the individual basin scale. It will analyze the extreme case of…

Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Does better agriculture mean better nutrition?

Does agriculture matter for nutrition? Certainly, the amount and quality of food produced in a food system, the availability of that food, and its price affect the types and quantities of food people eat.

Policies, Institutions, and Markets

In focus: Jobs in agriculture for young people

As we at CGIAR design the second phase of CGIAR Research Programs (2017-2022), we are incorporating issues newly requiring increased attention. Employment—and especially jobs for young people—is one such area. Automation and expansion of information and communication technologies (ICT) bring clear benefits, including to the world’s poor. But they also appear to be reducing the number of jobs requiring modest skill levels and yielding incomes over the poverty line.