With a grant from the Canadian government in 2013, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) set out to make its work more nutrition-sensitive. IFAD joined with the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) to support integration of nutrition into its investments and corporate activities. Over the first three years >> Read more
To support its member countries in their efforts to become food secure, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been working with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in designing accessible tools built on accurate data and sound analyses to foster evidence-based formulation and evaluation of policies and actions. Established >> Read more
Devastating crises arising out of natural disasters and violence exacerbate food insecurity for a large number of people in developing countries. To address this cause of hunger and malnutrition, WFP and IFPRI turned their attention to building the poor’s resilience to shocks. After a tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, WFP faced the challenge of >> Read more
IFPRI has played an important role promoting evidence-based policies and investments, contributing to Bangladesh’s remarkable progress. The Institute’s work will be celebrated at its Bangladesh Country Office Inaugural Ceremony on October 24, 2016 in Dhaka.
This brochure highlights some of IFPRI’s major projects in Bangladesh during the past few decades and describes major new initiatives with the potential to positively influence food and nutrition security policies that benefit the poorest. Bangladesh has made enormous progress in food and nutrition security, food production, market development, employment growth, and social protection programs >> Read more
By 2010, the collaboration between the World Food Programme (WFP) and IFPRI broadened beyond food security—defined by the United Nations as access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for a healthy life—to encompass nutrition security—defined as having sufficient quantity and quality of food to meet dietary needs and food preferences. This wider scope was driven by >> Read more