Ensuring Healthy Pulses for People and the Planet

January 18, 2017 marks the second Global Pulse Day designed to emphasize the benefits of pulses for farmers, consumers, and the environment. IFPRI’s research, technical support, and outreach activities on pulses have provided inputs to policy discussions.

Alive & Thrive

Alive & Thrive is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation–funded initiative aims to combat global child undernutrition and strengthen the promotion of and support for appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. In Bangladesh, the Alive & Thrive initiative reached 1.7 million mothers of children under two with information on IYCF. In addition, Alive & Thrive supported the adoption and implementation of a unified, national IYCF communication strategy in Bangladesh.

Increasing the Productivity of Smallholder Farmers through Farmer Field Schools

Since its inception in 1977, the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) work has centered on smallholder farmers and poor rural people. With the right support, small farmers can play a vital role in combatting poverty, hunger, and undernutrition. To help foster agricultural growth and rural development, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has contributed to IFAD’s work on strengthening the productivity of smallholders.

Innovative Approaches to Productive and Sustainable Rural Development by the IFPRI-FAO Partnership

To feed the growing world population, agricultural productivity needs to increase without compromising conservation of the world’s natural resources. Recognizing that research and innovation are essential to achieving a balance between productivity and sustainability, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has collaborated with IFPRI to conduct research and develop solutions such >> Read more

Making Public Investment Count

Public investments can be instrumental in promoting agricultural growth and ensuring food security; nonetheless, public investment in agriculture and rural areas remained stagnant for many years. To spur increased and strategic public spending in agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization  of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) combined their >> Read more

IFPRI and FAO Addressing Gender Inequalities through Agricultural Policies

Traditionally, agricultural development and research tended to ignore gender, which contributed to the marginalization of women and missed opportunities to reduce poverty. Recognizing International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) leadership on gender and agriculture, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called on IFPRI in the late 2000s to collaborate on projects >> Read more