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A  special issue  of  Global Food Security  highlights the importance of narratives in driving progress toward ending hunger and malnutrition.

Press Release

Research Presents Road Map for Agriculture as Nepal Adopts Federalism

Adjusting Nepal’s complex agricultural economy to the federalist system laid out by the new constitution will require some adjustment, but a new paper from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) proposes several policy measures to…

In the News

EDITORIAL: Decline in hunger (The Himalayan Times)

The editorial board of The Himalayan Times wrote an editorial about Nepal's standing in the 2016 Global Hunger Index, released last week. According to the piece, published on Oct. 17, "Nepal should take a cue from its rating in the GHI and strive to…

In the News

Revival of agriculture sector for food security (The Himalayan Times)

IFPRI's work was mentioned in an op-ed for The Himalayan Times by Gopal Tiwari and Deepa Shakya. The writers mentioned that IFPRI "has cautioned that Nepal's food security is in a tailspin" in a piece that examines recovery strategies following last…

In the News

Per capita spending on agro on rise (The Himalayan Times)

The Himalayan Times published two stories about the Nepal launch of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report. According to the paper, "[a] recent report unveiled by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—US-based agricultural research…

Conference

Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Nepal: Challenges, Opportunities and Options

Sustainable agricultural growth is critical to ensure food and nutrition security in a country like Nepal. Agriculture still contributes about one-third to the country’s GDP and provides direct livelihood to two-thirds of its population. However, the agriculture sector faces several challenges in Nepal, which includes low productivity, high instability, shocks due to climate change, lack of adequate infrastructure and investment.  This conference is being organized to address the challenges and explore possible options for sustainable and accelerated agriculture growth. 

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