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.

Collaborative Master’s Program of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

In 2002, in response to strong demand for African agricultural economists, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative, the Eastern and Central African Policy Analysis Programme, and the African Economic Research Consortium initiated the development of a collaborative Master’s Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Regional Strategic Alternatives for Agriculture-Led Growth and Poverty Reduction in West Africa

In 2006, IFPRI began collaborating with the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and ECOWAS to identify the most effective ways to promote growth in agricultural productivity at the subsector level across West and Central African countries.

Investing in Irrigation in Asia

Motivation In most of Asia, irrigation plays a key role in food production, employment generation, and agricultural and economic growth. Increasing water scarcity in Asia has raised concerns about how agriculture will share this valuable resource with rapidly growing industries and urban centers. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported IFPRI research in Indonesia and Vietnam >> Read more

Cotton Prices and Poverty in Benin

When cotton prices drop in producing countries, rural poverty rates tend to increase.

Revamping Agricultural Research in Sierra Leone

Motivation In addition to inflicting incalculable human suffering, Sierra Leone’s civil war deeply affected the country’s economy, the agricultural sector in particular. Just before the war in 1991, Sierra Leone had a poverty rate of approximately 30 percent; by 2000, that figure had skyrocketed to roughly 72 percent, giving the country one of the highest >> Read more