World Soil Day: Advancing Soil Health through Research

December 5 marks World Soil Day. Through its cutting-edge research, IFPRI has been informing policies and strategies that protect the soil for the benefit of the billions of people who depend on it.

Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Market Access and Resilience

Smallholder farmers has a central part in addressing poverty, hunger and undernutrition. For this reason, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has focused its work on smallholder farmers and poor rural people. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has contributed to IFAD’s work in establishing improved market access and resilience for smallholder farmers.

Building Resilience to Conflict

In the midst of heightening violent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa region in 2010, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted the first extensive country-specific research, How to Build Resilience to Conflict, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The study evaluated the links between conflicts, food and >> Read more

Putting Agriculture at the Forefront of Global Climate Change Negotiations

IFPRI’s climate change research has played a critical role informing the global dialogue regarding agriculture and climate change. At COP22 on November 7-18, 2016, IFPRI will contribute its new research to place agriculture at the heart of the negotiations.

IFPRI and FAO Presenting Evidence-based Analysis of Key Issues in Food and Agriculture

The rich partnership between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute has been generating cutting-edge technical knowledge and enhanced expertise in support of food security and improved nutrition for all. One of the earliest and long-standing collaborations between FAO and IFPRI is centered on FAO’s >> Read more

How IFPRI and WFP Addressed Food Security During Crises

Devastating crises arising out of natural disasters and violence exacerbate food insecurity for a large number of people in developing countries. To address this cause of hunger and malnutrition, WFP and IFPRI turned their attention to building the poor’s resilience to shocks. After a tsunami hit Sri Lanka in 2004, WFP faced the challenge of >> Read more