On September 15-16, 2016, the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) Summit will be held in New York. At the summit, IFPRI will be co-hosting a side-event called Precision Agriculture. IFPRI has been at the forefront of providing open-access data to improve policies.
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.
2016 will mark 11 years of the Global Hunger Index (GHI). For more than a decade, the GHI has contributed to increasing accountability to improving hunger and malnutrition at the global, regional, and national levels.
Since its launch in 2012, WEAI has been revolutionizing how women’s empowerment and role in agriculture are seen and measured. WEAI also proved to be very valuable to other organizations’ monitoring and evaluation efforts.
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.
On June 28, 2016, Dr. Howarth Bouis was awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for his pioneering work developing micronutrient-rich crops through biofortification that has been a valuable contribution to ending global hunger and undernutrition.