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IFPRI Blog

Charting a new path to income convergence

A new book examines the diverse reasons behind variable growth rates among seven developing countries.

IFPRI Blog

Informing development strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean

For more than three decades, IFPRI's research and collaborations in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have produced rigorous evidence leading to innovative market and trade policies and effective social protection and nutritional programs.…

IFPRI Outcome Stories

The exponential effects of empowering teenage girls

On July 11, 2016, the international community observes  World Population Day, and this year’s theme is “Investing in teenage girls.” Evidence has shown that empowering adolescent girls can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their…

IFPRI Blog

Producing bioenergy doesn’t have to conflict with food security

As the world confronts climate change, demand will increase for both bioenergy and sustainable food sources. Many assume these needs conflict. In fact, though, many synergies already exist between growing food and biomass for fuel, and good policies…

IFPRI Blog

Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Awarded 2011 World Food Prize

Washington, D.C.—During a  ceremony at the U.S. State Department  yesterday hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, and former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, were awarded the 2011…

Press Release

Study Finds Bolsa Familia Children Healthier, Doing Better in School

Brasilia—Brazil’s Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program has had a positive effect on the health and education of Brazil’s poor children, according to an evaluation by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Bolsa Familia is…

Press Release

New trade deal could boost Brazilian farm exports

Caps on subsidies and less distorted trade flows seen as key outcomes of a WTO agreement Geneva —With the financial crisis and economic slowdown focusing governments’ attention on the struggling negotiations at the World Trade Organization, ministers…

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