Cultivating Effective Nutritional Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

One of IFPRI’s earliest nutrition projects in Latin America and the Caribbean examined food-assisted maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Haiti. Traditionally, these programs administered nutritional interventions to children under five years of age only after they became undernourished—the recuperative approach. Although new scientific evidence was surfacing that children under two years of >> Read more

Designing Social Protection Programs in Latin America Using Evidence

The mid-1990s economic crisis in Latin America threatened to sharply increase poverty and left many people vulnerable. In response, governments in Latin America developed and implemented innovative social protection programs in the form of conditional cash transfers (CCTs). To examine the impact of these programs, several governments called on IFPRI to conduct rigorous evaluations. IFPRI’s >> Read more

Informing Development Strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean

For more than three decades, IFPRI's research and collaborations in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have produced rigorous evidence leading to innovative market and trade policies and effective social protection and nutritional programs.

IFPRI and IFAD Guiding Investments and Policy Making

Reliable, timely data are crucial to making strategic investments and designing cutting-edge policies in food and nutrition security, yet such data are often lacking in developing countries. To fill this gap, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) teamed up with other partners to build real-time tools >> Read more

Highlights of Food Policy Research for Latin America and the Caribbean

This brochure highlights the national and local collaborations IFPRI has been engaged in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more than 30 years, IFPRI’s research and collaboration have contributed to positive changes, including enhancing the culture of accountability and generating groundbreaking evidence that has strengthened resilience, improved nutrition, and spurred strategic food security policies and >> Read more

Putting Agriculture at the Forefront of Global Climate Change Negotiations

IFPRI’s climate change research has played a critical role informing the global dialogue regarding agriculture and climate change. At COP22 on November 7-18, 2016, IFPRI will contribute its new research to place agriculture at the heart of the negotiations.