Preschool Nutrition in Guatemala and Zimbabwe

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.

The Program for Biosafety Systems

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.

The Malawi Strategy Support Program

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.

Effects of Environmental Policy on Household Income in North China

Environmental policies have wide-ranging and far reaching effects. For example, by providing participating farmers an annual subsidy for retiring their farmland and planting saplings, the Sandstorm Source Control Program (implemented in Beijing and Tianjin from 1998 to 2003) contributed to higher household incomes.

Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People: A 2020 Conference

With the 2015 deadline for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals looming, IFPRI facilitated an international policy consultation to identify actions needed to ensure the world’s poorest and hungry people would not be left behind.

West African Agriculture and Climate Change

Maize, millet, rice, and sorghum are the major cereal crops in West Africa, yet yields from these crops are very low compared to the world average and even other regions within Africa. A changing climate will challenge production systems already under pressure to increase output to feed a growing population.