IFPRI Insights: January 2018

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January 11, 2018
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Year In Review
 
From fostering African agricultural transformation to supporting China's new National Nutrition Plan, IFPRI’s cutting-edge research informed improvements in food security, nutrition, and the well-being of people around the world in 2017. (Year in Review)
 
Pulses for Nutrition in India: Devesh Roy and Pramod Joshi examine how pulses can help fulfil India’s food policy goals by providing inexpensive, sustainable, protein-rich foods, in a new IFPRI book launched by the President of India. (Book)

Africa's Changing Diet: Rising incomes in Ethiopia have led to increases in calorie intake and consumption and purchases of higher-value foods like meat, according to Bart Minten and Kallie Hirvonen’s latest findings from the region. (Article)
Post-disaster Aid Alters Local Economy : Overflow of post-disaster aid can alter the sectoral composition of a region's economy, finds Xiaobo Zhang's analysis of a natural experiment in China. (Article)
Farm Productivity & Non-farm Income: Agricultural productivity suffers when non-farm income rises, requiring targeted policies to reduce these potential trade-offs, says Mulubrhan Amare in research from Uganda. (Article)
Cash Transfers Improve Health Outcomes: An impact evaluation of a conditional cash transfer program in Odisha, India, by Kalyani Raghunath, Suman Chakrabarti, Rasmi Avula and Sunny Kim, reveals significant improvements in health and nutrition outcomes. (Article)
Agricultural Mechanization in Africa: Based on insights from Ghana’s experience with agricultural mechanization, Xinshen Dao, Jed Silver and Hiro Takeshima provide policy recommendations to facilitate mechanization in the rest of the continent. (Brief)
Global Food Policy Report Survey: Participate in IFPRI's 3-minute global survey on the state of policies addressing food and nutrition security. The survey results will appear in our flagship report, the 2018 Global Food Policy Report. Survey respondents will be entered into a drawing for one of several US$100 Amazon gift cards. Responses kept confidential and anonymous. (Click for Survey)
The Climate Change Toll
Man Li's modeling finds that by 2030, China’s wheat, rice and maize production is likely to suffer on account of climate change, but climate change adaptation practices can lead to increases in production to offset the losses. (Report
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All Talk, No TradeWTO Ministerial conference at Buenos Aires proved to be a damp squib, write Rob Vos, Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla, David Laborde and Valeria Pineiro, as they take stock of major issues on which there was no agreement. (Blog)
Gender and Climate Change: Gender specific issues need to be blended into development programs, argues Elizabeth Bryan, elaborating on IFPRI’s Gender, Climate Change, and Nutrition Integration Initiative (GCAN). (Blog)
Information Alleviates Corruption: Providing identification cards with benefit details to recipients of a social assistance program in Indonesia ensured more benefits reached the poor by empowering citizens to demand public services intended for them, writes Jordan Kyle. (Blog)
The Dirt on Soil: In Uganda, Ephraim Nkonya explores reasons behind farmers’ resistance to fertilizers, and finds a bewildering pattern between profit and adoption rates of soil fertility management practices. (Blog)
"Growth and development is for the people—we should make the choice that improves welfare."


Ato Mekonnen Manyazewal, Executive Director, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (Read)
"Political commitment to reform is key. African ownership must become stronger. Africa needs African solutions to African challenges.”

Stefan Schmitz, Deputy Director-General and Commissioner, One World No Hunger Initiative, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (Read)
 US Presentation: Nutrition and food systems—A report by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)
(Event Partner: HLPE, HarvestPlus & A4NH)
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Washington, DC

 The Future of Livestock: Enhancing Sustainability, Responsibility and Efficiency
(Event Partner: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany-Washington & Farm Foundation)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Washington, DC
 Investment for Nutrition
(Event Partner: UNSCN and IFPRI)
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Washington, DC
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