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…

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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…

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Agriculture and Food Production

Sustainable food production is a critical component to meeting the demands and challenges faced by agriculture worldwide. IFPRI’s research in this area includes looking at emerging food and agricultural technologies that can advance food and nutrition security…



Agricultural production consumes 10 percent of total global primary energy, and 30 percent, if the total food supply chain is included. Since more judicious use of energy resources in the agriculture sector is essential for sustainable agricultural…

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Food Security

Food security, as defined by the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, is the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food…

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Sound institutions and good governance are central to improving agricultural productivity and reducing rural poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. Governance refers to how power and authority is used to manage the collective affairs of a community, society…