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

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

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

Malawi Strategy Support Program

In Malawi, USAID and IFPRI launched the Malawi Strategy Support Program (MaSSP) in 2009 to collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in reaching the country’s agricultural, food security,  and  poverty reduction  goals. Challenges to  Soya  Export  Promotion, a recent examination of the soya export sector by MaSSP, motivated a review and current revision of the Control >> Read more

CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

  The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) is led by IFPRI with six other managing partners and is funded by USAID and other donors. Launched in 2012, A4NH seeks to realize the enormous potential of agricultural development to improve nutrition and health worldwide, while placing strong emphasis  on gender  and  >> Read more

HarvestPlus: Biofortification

Since the founding of HarvestPlus, a joint venture by IFPRI and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), USAID has been an important partner in addressing “hidden hunger”—malnutrition caused by micronutrient deficiencies—by breeding high levels of micronutrients into staple crops through a process called biofortification. HarvestPlus has successfully improved access to biofortified crops, resulting in >> 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

Rural Business Hubs in India

In 2008, USAID called on IFPRI to examine how the private-sector can catalyze rural competitiveness and foster inclusiveness through rural business hubs in India. IFPRI’s evaluation of these hubs in three Indian states  helped  private-sector  partners  cut  down  the cost and improve the quality of inputs and services provided to farmers, such as weather information, >> 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