Contributing to Improve Crop Productivity

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.

Securing Cereal Availability in Ethiopia

IFPRI’s research in Ethiopia dispelled the commonly believed causes of cereal price hikes: cross-border trade, increased demand for consumption, diversification into high-value crops, and speculative hoarding. In 2006, Ethiopian cereal prices were rising sharply and threatened food security, especially for net cereal purchasers. To develop research-based evidence to inform policy responses to the price spikes, IFPRI conducted a set of studies that examined agricultural production, markets, and prices within the country.

Re-Examining European Union Biofuel Policies

In April 2015, the EU Parliament voted in favor of amending the Renewable Energy Directive and related legislation to reduce the risk of indirect land-use change. IFPRI’s research helped inform the Parliament’s discussions and decision.

Bangladesh: Transformation into a Modern Society

Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Minister of Finance and Ministry of Planning spoke on the collaborations between IFPRI and the government of Bangladesh since the 1990s that helped the country be self-reliant, self-sufficient, and become a modern society.

Human Capital Accumulation in Pakistan

MOTIVATION Human capital is one of the most vital resources to achieve economic development and ensure food security. In the late 1980s in Pakistan, growth in the supply of educated workers was higher than the demand for them in urban areas, while at the same time, a marked increase of educated workers emerged in post-Green >> Read more

Pulses for Nutrition in India

MOTIVATION Pulses, such as yellow peas, pigeon peas, chickpeas, lentils, and beans, are an important source of protein and are also integral to soil health. Despite their health and environmental significance, pulses are not given sufficient attention within India. IFPRI’s work on pulses, supported by A4NH, looks at the factors that contribute to their underutilization >> Read more