For nearly four decades, IFPRI has been working closely with the Indian Government in ensuring food and nutrition security in the country. In 2005, IFPRI opened its New Delhi Office with then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh cutting the ribbon. IFPRI and India’s partnership played a particularly important role following the Green Revolution when that partnership showed the strong impact of agricultural growth on poverty reduction. In the late 1970s, the Indian government sought food security solutions that extended beyond food aid; technology and rural development played leading roles in the IFPRI-India working relationship during that period.

For decades that followed, IFPRI’s cutting-edge research in India tackled public expenditure and poverty in rural India, transformation of Indian agriculture, high-value agriculture, malnutrition, public investment, climate change, value chains, capacity strengthening, and biofortification.

To read more on the extensive work IFPRI has in India, go to this brochure.

HarvestPlus India

MOTIVATION HarvestPlus, part of the CGIAR Research Program Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), seeks to reduce hidden hunger—also known as micronutrient deficiencies—by breeding and deploying staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. It develops such crops through a process called biofortification and partners with public and private sector organizations to disseminate >> Read more

Transforming Nutrition in India

MOTIVATION IFPRI’s nutrition work in India has sought to provide solutions to what many have dubbed as the "Indian enigma," which is the persistent and widespread malnutrition India continues to face despite rapid economic growth in recent decade, through research on the multiple pathways that can affect nutrition. The Transform Nutrition Consortium, a six-year (2011– >> Read more

India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme Helped Castes and Tribes

MOTIVATION The study aims to thoroughly evaluate the impacts of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), the largest public works project in the world.

Pro-Poor Public Investment Program

MOTIVATION Where should a country invest its money? How policymakers answer this complex question can have an impact on the welfare of their constituents—especially those living in poverty—for generations to come.

Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India

Partnerships and Opportunities to Strengthen and Harmonize Actions for Nutrition in India (POSHAN) is a four-year initiative that builds evidence on effective ways to improve nutrition and supports the use of this evidence in decisionmaking.

Tackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India

What lies behind the enduring paradox of persistent undernutrition in a rapidly growing economy? How can we bridge the agriculture-nutrition disconnect? Addressing such concerns was the primary goal of the TANDI project (Tackling the Agriculture-Nutrition Disconnect in India)