Innovations in Agriculture and Food Value Chains

MOTIVATION Nearly two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to improve food security in the region, food value chains need to be upgraded to ensure adequate and affordable food supplies. While margins of error within each segment of a food value chain may be low, collectively they can contribute >> Read more

Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

MOTIVATION Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. To understand what works in agriculture—what sorts of policies, programs, and investments in agricultural development have actually reduced hunger and poverty—the project Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, identified 20 proven successes around >> Read more

The Program for Biosafety Systems

IFPRI, through its USAID-funded Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS) supports the development and implementation of science-based, functional biosafety systems that ultimately expand producer choice, inspire consumer confidence, facilitate trade, and promote agricultural research and development.

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.

Food Security and Climate Change: Using IFPRI Results as a Call to Action

Motivation The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen two food price crises that adversely affected poor people across the globe. During the next 40 years, as the world population approaches 9 billion and incomes in many developing countries continue to rise, agricultural production will struggle to meet increasing food demand. Climate change will >> Read more

The South Asia Initiative: Developing Pro-Poor Policies

Motivation In the early 2000s, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and USAID supported IFPRI’s implementation of the South Asia Initiative, aimed at addressing the region’s persistent problems of poverty and hunger using policy research, capacity strengthening, and policy dialogues. As one part of the initiative, IFPRI created the Policy Analysis and Advisory Network for South >> Read more