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Fighting Famine

Highlighting IFPRI's work on reducing famine and chronic hunger.


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…

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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…

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The International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) overarching goal is to provide research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Women play a critical and potentially…


Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by country and region. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in…

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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,…

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…


IFPRI at 11th WTO Ministerial Conference

Senior officials, economists, and experts from the 164 member countries of the World Trade Organization will gather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from December 10–13, 2017, for the WTO's Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11)—the biannual meeting of the…



COP23 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will convene the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings to advance the implementation of the Paris Climate Accord. IFPRI researchers will join global discussions to provide…

Mother and children outside of thatched hut in Northern Senegal.


IFPRI  has a dedicated impact assessment unit, within the Director General’s Office, working on achieving these challenging objectives by taking the following actions in three important areas: Conduct integrated assessments of  IFPRI ’s past research at…