Australian Partnership for Global Impact

IFPRI’s partnership with Australia traces back to its inception when it was fortunate to have a world-renowned Australian economist Sir John Crawford as its first board chairman.

Pakistan’s Wheat Policy

"[There] was absolutely no need to continue the ration system to 1980s, and yet it continued. But for the IFPRI’s study, it may have continued even now." - Dr. Zafur Altaf, Secretary of Pakistan's Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Food Policy in the Dynamics of Global Agriculture, a documentary video by AGCOM International.

Index-Based Weather Insurance in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia in 2009, IFPRI researchers saw the promise in an innovative index-based weather insurance plan—which automatically delivered payments to farmers when the local rainfall index fell below a certain level, thereby avoiding any costly estimation of potential yield losses.

Food for Education in Bangladesh

MOTIVATION In 1991 IFPRI conducted a comprehensive study of a targeted food subsidy program in Bangladesh known as palli (rural) rationing. The Institute found that subsidies equivalent to US$60 million were being provided each year to run the program but about 70 percent of the subsidized food (mostly rice) was not actually making its way >> Read more

Water Allocation in China

MOTIVATION The Yellow River Basin is considered the “cradle of Chinese civilization,” but it has suffered severe water scarcity. The basin’s specific climatic conditions, rapid socioeconomic development, and absence of defined water rights have led to excessive water use; during the last 50 years, agricultural water use has increased by more than 250 percent and >> Read more

Building Climate Change Resilience in the Agriculture Sector

In 2009, IFPRI and the Asian Development Bank published Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector of Asia and the Pacific, a book with a clear message to development practitioners and policymakers on the threats from climate change and how to cope with them, as well as understand the opportunities that might arise with efforts to mitigate climate change.