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
Chinese policymakers are increasingly learning from other international development actors and sharing their own experiences as they design agriculture strategies and poverty-reducing programs. To enhance these collaborations and meet government demand for policy-relevant knowledge, IFPRI launched its China Strategy Support Program in 1996 and subsequently established the International Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (ICARD) in 2003 together with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Despite more than 1 million extension workers in the 1990s and early 2000s, millions of Chinese farmers were left without access to services.
In spite of its promising agricultural potential, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the highest rate of malnutrition in the world.