Contributing to Improve Crop Productivity

Crops play a critical role in global food security as a source of food and feed. On August 14-19, 2016, the Congress will hold its 7th meeting in Beijing, China, focusing on new technology and information that can help improve crop productivity.

The Exponential Effects of Empowering Teenage Girls

On July 11, 2016, the international community will observe World Population Day, and this year’s theme is “Investing in teenage girls.” Within IFPRI's gender research, IFPRI helped strengthened the evidence to promote cutting-edge interventions and investments in adolescent girls.

Fostering a Culture of Evaluation in Guatemala

Guatemala has made significant progress in achieving economic stability after decades of civil war, but the country still struggles with a high level of poverty. One of the major challenges limiting its economic and social development is chronic undernutrition that affects about half of the children under five. Thus, achieving zero hunger has become one >> Read more

The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): Impact on Agriculture and Rural Sectors in Five Central American Countries

This analysis, supported by the Netherlands, found that CAFTA’s trade liberalization would have a positive, albeit small, impact on economic growth.

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.

Addressing Child Undernutrition in Haiti: Prevention or Cure?

Is it better to treat child undernutrition or prevent it?