Mother and children outside of thatched hut in Northern Senegal.


IFPRI’s high-quality, policy-oriented research, capacity strengthening, and communications activities have positively influenced the design and implementation of pro-poor food security policies in developing countries and in partner institutions. Through…

Trade Topic


Trade connects regions with an abundant and inexpensive supply of goods to regions with strong demand, contributing to food security by helping to reduce supply and demand imbalances. Trade has the potential to provide better income for farmers and greater—and…

A female livestock health worker prescribing drugs for a woman diary farmer in Bangladesh


Having access to nutritious and safe food is critical for individuals to achieve their physical and cognitive potential, maintain their health, and ensure economic productivity. Since agriculture and health are intrinsically linked—food that nourishes can also…

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Value Chains

If the agricultural sector is to play a bigger role in inclusive growth and improving nutrition, more focus is needed on what happens between production and consumption. In a value chain, value is added to the product along the supply chain through certain…

Two women collect leafy vegetables in Khulna, Bangladesh, 2014

WEAI Resource Center

The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) was launched by IFPRI, OPHI, and USAID's Feed the Future in 2012. 


Doha Round

Recent IFPRI research has articulated the distinctions between the legal obligations of WTO members and the underlying economic intention of reducing trade-distorting support; it has traced the extent to which WTO notifications have tracked and provided…

Woman with dairy cow in Bangladesh


Women play a critical and potentially transformative role in developing countries’ agricultural growth, but they face persistent obstacles and social and economic constraints that limit their participation in the sector. Understanding the relationships between…

Climate change pic

Climate Change

Farmers in the developing world are challenged to produce enough food to satiate growing populations. They also care for fields, pastures, and surrounding resources. But these tasks are becoming far more difficult due to unpredictable climates characterized by…

Screenshot of the Food Security Portal

Food Prices

Coherent action is needed to help vulnerable populations cope with the hikes in their food bills, to assist farmers in developing countries respond to the opportunity posed by rising demand for their products, and to provide information for evidence-based…

Cattle and herders in Uzbekistan.

Country Strategies

IFPRI researchers explore the factors that determine countries’ choices of development pathways. They pinpoint the necessary preconditions for effective policy changes and identify the main drivers of economic growth, agricultural transformation, increased…