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.

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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)

Exploring Alternative Futures for Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology

MOTIVATION Agricultural innovations can transform societies. Extending agricultural productivity improvements to poor farmers could narrow the gap between the developed and developing worlds. Experts agree that agricultural knowledge, science, and technology have played a crucial role in reducing hunger and poverty in the past. The future, however, is uncertain because the impacts of alternative technologies >> Read more

The Dragon and the Elephant

MOTIVATION China and India have had incredible economic transformations in recent years, moving from two of the world’s poorest countries to burgeoning superpowers. Along with partners from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, IFPRI researchers compared the reform experiences of China and India in The Dragon and the >> Read more

Supporting Agricultural Markets in South Asia: Rural Business Hubs in India

IFPRI’s rural business hubs research, developed under USAID’s Partnership for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture, provides detailed market information to retail partners to guide them in reducing the cost and improving the quality of inputs and services provided to small farmers.

The South Asia Initiative: Developing Pro-Poor Policies

Motivation In the early 2000s, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and USAID supported IFPRI’s implementation of the South Asia Initiative, aimed at addressing the region’s persistent problems of poverty and hunger using policy research, capacity strengthening, and policy dialogues. As one part of the initiative, IFPRI created the Policy Analysis and Advisory Network for South >> Read more