MOTIVATION Where should a country invest its money? How policymakers answer this complex question can have an impact on the welfare of their constituents—especially those living in poverty—for generations to come.
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.
MOTIVATION Recognizing that agriculture is critical to Ghana’s vision of becoming a middle-income country by 2015, IFPRI, in partnership with the Ghanaian government and several development partners, launched the Ghana Strategy Support Program in 2005. The program, funded by USAID, supports the country-driven design of agriculture and rural development strategies by strengthening the skills of >> Read more
Informing Policymakers for Better Allocation of Research & Development Resources
Motivation In addition to inflicting incalculable human suffering, Sierra Leone’s civil war deeply affected the country’s economy, the agricultural sector in particular. Just before the war in 1991, Sierra Leone had a poverty rate of approximately 30 percent; by 2000, that figure had skyrocketed to roughly 72 percent, giving the country one of the highest >> Read more