Ghana Strategy Support Program

The Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP), established in 2005, produced critical evidence that contributed to the foundation of the country’s Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) process, roundtable, and country compact. For example, in 2008, GSSP’s paper “Accelerating Growth and Structural Transformation: Ghana’s Options for Reaching Middle-Income Country Status” was used as an input to >> 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

HarvestChoice

HarvestChoice is another cutting-edge  program  co-led by IFPRI and University of Minnesota with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, and USAID. This program  generates  reliable  and  accurate data, tools, and knowledge products that help guide strategic  policy  and  investment  decisions  to  improve the well-being of >> 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

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

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

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

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

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

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