Highlights of recent IFPRI food policy research for Switzerland

Reducing poverty and hunger through food policy research

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
outcome stories
2013

Over several years, the unrestricted financial support from Switzerland has helped to ensure that IFPRI’s research remains both responsive and innovative, tackling the obstacles that stand in the way of food security and poverty alleviation. With Switzerland’s support, IFPRI is developing technological platforms such as the Food Security Portal, which provides up-to-date country-level information on food policy developments, as well as leading collective research efforts such as the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM).

Together with many longstanding partners, including Switzerland, IFPRI works to illuminate the pathway to improved food and nutrition security for the world’s poor. Moreover, agricultural research is a good  investment: every US$1 invested in CGIAR research yields approximately $9 worth of additional food in the developing world. This brochure highlights some of the key collaborations between IFPRI and Switzerland, often in partnership with other institutions.