Using innovative ways to fight this “hidden hunger,” HarvestPlus-China contributes to knowledge and technology transfers across research institutions and implementing agencies in both developed and developing countries.
Chinese policymakers are increasingly learning from other international development actors and sharing their own experiences as they design agriculture strategies and poverty-reducing programs. To enhance these collaborations and meet government demand for policy-relevant knowledge, IFPRI launched its China Strategy Support Program in 1996 and subsequently established the International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (ICARD) in 2003 together with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Efforts to improve governance focus on voice and accountability, effective delivery of public services, measures against corruption, regulatory quality, and security and political stability.
Investing in preschool nutrition has long-term positive health and economic impacts, and failing to invest can do long-term damage. Since 2002, IFPRI’s work on this topic has included studies in many countries, including Guatemala and Zimbabwe.
IFPRI, through its USAID-funded Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) supports the development and implementation of science-based, functional biosafety systems that ultimately expand producer choice, inspire consumer confidence, facilitate trade, and promote agricultural research and development.
Malawi ranks among the world’s most densely populated and least-developed countries. Because agriculture is the main source of income for most of the population, the development of targeted policies that spur growth in the sector, particularly in smallholder-based agriculture, is critical to meeting the country’s food security and poverty reduction goals.