Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People: A 2020 Conference

With the 2015 deadline for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals looming, IFPRI facilitated an international policy consultation to identify actions needed to ensure the world’s poorest and hungry people would not be left behind.

West African Agriculture and Climate Change

Maize, millet, rice, and sorghum are the major cereal crops in West Africa, yet yields from these crops are very low compared to the world average and even other regions within Africa. A changing climate will challenge production systems already under pressure to increase output to feed a growing population.

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme: Long-Term Strategic Analysis for Improved Growth and Poverty Reduction

MOTIVATION After years of declining investment in rural development and low agricultural productivity, the African Union Commission launched the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) in 2003. Participating African governments committed to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to agriculture in order to help achieve a 6 percent annual agricultural growth rate. With USAID >> Read more