Transform Nutrition & LANSA: Improving Nutrition with Regional Alliances

Transforming whole food systems for nutrition requires wide-reaching alliances of stakeholders from multiple sectors. Recognizing this, DFID funded Transform Nutrition (TN), a large consortium led by IFPRI that is producing research on nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions (such as agriculture, social protection, and women’s empowerment) in specific regions around the world. The TN consortium, a six-year >> Read more

Innovations in Index Insurance: Weathering the Storm

With support from DFID and other donors beginning in 2010, IFPRI assessed how to improve the potential of index insurance to enhance the resilience of smallholder farmers. Risk is part of everyday life for many of the world’s poorest households, and uninsured risks can pose considerable costs to current and future welfare. Thus, the lack >> Read more

Highlights IFPRI and USAID partnership: Reducing poverty and hunger through food policy research

For four decades, the longstanding collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been crucial to helping developing countries attain agriculture-led economic growth. The innovative programs and strong evidence base produced through this partnership have contributed to transforming policies and investments for improved food >> Read more

Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia

Established in 2009, the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA)—a project jointly implemented by IFPRI, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), with support from USAID—has been fostering durable change at scale in the region’s cereal- based cropping system. IFPRI’s work on the adoption of new >> Read more

A 2020 Vision for Resilience

USAID has been a critical partner to IFPRI and its 2020 Vision Initiative, which seeks to promote a shared vision and consensus for action to meet the world’s food needs while reducing poverty and protecting the environment. USAID has sponsored four 2020 conferences—high-level global events that have featured USAID’s leadership in dialogues, debates, information sharing, >> Read more

Preventive versus Recuperative Nutritional Intervention Approach

In the early 2000s, the joint work of USAID, the USAID- funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) project, and IFPRI influenced the global approach to nutrition interventions. Traditionally, nutrition programs administered interventions to children under age five only after they became undernourished—the recuperative approach. Although new scientific evidence was surfacing that children under the >> Read more