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Agricultural Extension

Agricultural extension (also known as agricultural advisory services) plays a crucial role in promoting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of pro-poor economic…

Farmers work together in Khulna, Bangladesh, 2014.

Agriculture and Food Production

Sustainable food production is a critical component to meeting the demands and challenges faced by agriculture worldwide.


Climate Change

Farmers' tasks are more difficult due to unpredictable climates characterized by extreme weather events and changing growing seasons.

Refugees line up at the UNHCR registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon.

Conflict and Food Security

The relationship between conflict and food security is complex and dynamic. As recent IFPRI research has shown, food insecurity can be both a cause and consequence of conflict. Conflict often reduces food availability and access when agricultural…

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,…


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…



IFPRI works on energy policy as it relates to water and food security, including groundwater pumping, fertilizer management, and bioenergy.


Feed the Future

THE POWER OF AGRICULTURE TO FEED THE FUTURE Partners for over 40 years, USAID and IFPRI have worked together to unlock the potential of agriculture to end hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty. In 2010, the US government launched Feed the…