Championing Evidence- Based Regional Agricultural Policies and Mutual Accountability

In 2003, African countries came together with a common vision to accelerate Africa’s growth through agriculture- led development. Out of this vision, the African Union launched the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)—a policy framework for agricultural transformation, wealth creation, food security and nutrition, economic growth, and prosperity  for all of Africa by addressing key >> Read more

Increasing the Productivity of Smallholder Farmers through Farmer Field Schools

Since its inception in 1977, the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) work has centered on smallholder farmers and poor rural people. With the right support, small farmers can play a vital role in combatting poverty, hunger, and undernutrition. To help foster agricultural growth and rural development, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has contributed to IFAD’s work on strengthening the productivity of smallholders.

Highlights of the IFPRI and IFAD Partnership

This brochure presents highlights and successes of the partnership between IFAD and IFPRI. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) were both created in response to the food crises of the 1970s. They have worked together for more than 20 years to catalyze agricultural and rural development >> Read more

Partnering with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

In collaboration with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and other partners, IFPRI aims to spur agricultural growth in the region by increasing productivity and competitiveness.

Regional Network on AIDS, Livelihoods, and Food Security

Motivation Nutrition and access to nutritious foods are vital in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Undernutrition heightens vulnerability to disease transmission, and pairing antiretroviral drug therapies with adequate nutrition increases their effectiveness. Income inequality and food insecurity have also been found to increase the likelihood of exposure to HIV, driving up rates of infection >> Read more