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
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.
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.
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
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
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