Innovation in Insurance: Managing the Risky Business of Weather

On March 29-30, 2017, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs will host the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, D.C. IFPRI has been helping design and evaluate index insurance products to aid farmers in mitigating the impact and managing the risks associated with severe weather and crop loss.

Designing Social Protection Programs in Latin America Using Evidence

The mid-1990s economic crisis in Latin America threatened to sharply increase poverty and left many people vulnerable. In response, governments in Latin America developed and implemented innovative social protection programs in the form of conditional cash transfers (CCTs). To examine the impact of these programs, several governments called on IFPRI to conduct rigorous evaluations. IFPRI’s >> Read more

Highlights of Food Policy Research for Latin America and the Caribbean

This brochure highlights the national and local collaborations IFPRI has been engaged in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more than 30 years, IFPRI’s research and collaboration have contributed to positive changes, including enhancing the culture of accountability and generating groundbreaking evidence that has strengthened resilience, improved nutrition, and spurred strategic food security policies and >> Read more

Improving Smallholder Farmers’ Market Access and Resilience

Smallholder farmers has a central part in addressing poverty, hunger and undernutrition. For this reason, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has focused its work on smallholder farmers and poor rural people. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has contributed to IFAD’s work in establishing improved market access and resilience for smallholder farmers.

Building Resilience to Conflict

In the midst of heightening violent conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa region in 2010, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted the first extensive country-specific research, How to Build Resilience to Conflict, with funding from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The study evaluated the links between conflicts, food and >> Read more

Highlights of the IFPRI and IFAD Partnership

This brochure presents highlights and successes of the partnership between IFAD and IFPRI. The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) were both created in response to the food crises of the 1970s. They have worked together for more than 20 years to catalyze agricultural and rural development >> Read more