The conference, focused on four key emerging dynamics: demographic, health, and nutrition forces; economic forces; technological and environmental forces; and sociopolitical forces.
Germany (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
Germany prioritizes rural development and food security in its international development agenda. For almost two decades, the support of German partners—including the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), several German universities such as the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn, and the nongovernmental organization Welthungerhilfe—have been instrumental in IFPRI’s work in poverty alleviation, land degradation, climate change, improving health and nutrition, and developing and reporting on the Global Hunger Index. These partnerships continue to produce evidence-based research, driven by their aligned priorities to ensure sustainable food production and healthy food systems.
This brochure highlights some of the key research between IFPRI and Germany.
IFPRI’s research in this area aimed to improve smallholder livelihoods by strengthening the ability of rural producer organizations to improve their members’ access to input and output markets.
In 2004, IFPRI facilitated an all-Africa conference, bringing together more than 500 actors and stakeholders from 50 countries to deliberate on how to bring about change and action to assure food and nutrition security.
MOTIVATION Agriculture, nutrition, and health are inseparably linked—agriculture provides food to nourish people so they can lead healthy lives, and productive agriculture requires the labor of healthy, well-nourished people. But can agriculture do more to improve human health and nutrition? In February 2011, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative brought together the agriculture, nutrition, and health sectors >> Read more
With the 2015 deadline for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals looming, IFPRI facilitated an international policy consultation to identify actions needed to ensure the world’s poorest and hungry people would not be left behind.
Maize, millet, rice, and sorghum are the major cereal crops in West Africa, yet yields from these crops are very low compared to the world average and even other regions within Africa. A changing climate will challenge production systems already under pressure to increase output to feed a growing population.