Nigeria Strategy Support Program

In  2007, USAID and IFPRI established the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) in partnership with the Federal  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help forge and implement the country’s rural development strategies. In 2013, an extensive analysis of the rice import tariff in Nigeria by NSSP, Policy Options  for Accelerated Growth and Competitiveness of the Domestic Rice Economy in Nigeria, found that higher >> Read more

Pakistan Strategy Support Program

Building on earlier USAID-funded work, USAID and IFPRI have been implementing the Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) since 2011 toward pro-poor agricultural growth and food security. With funding from USAID and later the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutes,  and  Markets,  PSSP  helped  promote  reforms in the fertilizer sector. IFPRI’s evaluation demonstrated that fertilizer subsidies >> Read more

Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program

In Bangladesh, the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP)—the largest project IFPRI has in the country—has played a critical role in helping the country achieve  remarkable  progress  in  strengthening  its food and nutrition security. This builds on earlier USAID-IFPRI work in the country, notably the design and evaluation of the Food for Education program >> Read more

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program

At the request of the Government of Ethiopia, USAID and IFPRI, with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian International  Development  Agency,  the  Netherlands, and Irish Aid launched the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP), the first CSSP, in 2004. ESSP is a collaborative program between IFPRI and the Ethiopian Development Research >> Read more

Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally

In 2011, USAID launched the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project to scale up high-impact nutrition practices and policies from different countries. With assistance from IFPRI,  SPRING  provides  governments  with  state-of-the- art  technical  support  focused  on  preventing  stunting and maternal and child anemia in the first 1,000 days, linking agriculture and >> Read more

Global Nutrition Report

With 159 million children under five suffering from stunting, 50 million from wasting, and nearly 2 billion adults from obesity, malnutrition is a global problem. To promote further action, transparency, and accountability toward improving nutrition, IFPRI and its partners, including USAID and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), developed and >> Read more

Program for Biosafety Systems

Advancements brought by biotechnology—namely, improved crop varieties—have been known to enhance agricultural innovation, productivity, and farmers’  incomes.  To  support  countries  in  Africa and Asia in the responsible development and use of biotechnology, USAID and IFPRI launched the Program  for Biosafety Systems (PBS) in 2003. Since then, PBS has  been  providing  technical  support,  legal  analysis, and >> Read more

The Gender Factor: Understanding the Impact of Empowering Women

Women make up about 43 percent of the agricultural workforce  in  many  developing  countries,  positioning them in a critical and transformative role in agricultural growth, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction.  Women  also  play  an  important  role  within their families as income earners and caregivers. In 2010, USAID approached IFPRI and the Oxford Poverty >> Read more

Getting Ahead of the Game: Strengthening Resilience to Reduce Poverty

Over the years, various shocks (such as climate change and conflicts)  have  become increasingly frequent and intense in developing countries, adversely affecting agricultural growth, negatively impacting farmers’ lives, pushing people into poverty, and threatening people’s ability to lift themselves out of poverty.  To  help  the  most  vulnerable  people  tackle these shocks in the long term, USAID >> Read more

Championing Evidence- Based Regional Agricultural Policies and Mutual Accountability

In 2003, African countries came together with a common vision to accelerate Africa’s growth through agriculture- led development. Out of this vision, the African Union launched the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)—a policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth, and prosperity  for all of Africa by addressing key >> Read more