July 9, 2014
Godfrey Bahiigwa, head of IFPRI's Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, told Xinhua News Agency in an in-depth interview on a biannual African Union summit being held here under the theme of "Agriculture and Food Security." Click here to see the full interview.
May 16, 2014
2020 Conference officially underway
The 2020 conference on Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” officially kicked off in Addis Ababa yesterday morning with the first round of side events. The three-day event, which is being attended by more than 800 experts and practitioners from food, nutrition, health, agriculture, humanitarian, and related development sectors, aims to incorporate resilience into the post-2015 development agenda and improve policies, investments, and institutions to strengthen resilience so that food and nutrition security can be achieved for all. Read more
April 15, 2014
IFPRI's Director General, Shenggen Fan says in the "The Reporter" that the 2013 GFPR provides policy options and is very much focused on nutrition. This makes it much different from the previous two reports which were focused more on food prices based on the aftermath of the 2008/9 food crisis. He also noted that Ethiopia […]
April 7, 2014
“Much work needs to be done. The fight to end hunger and under nutrition must continue beyond 2015.” --Shenggen Fan, Director General IFPRI IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report was launched in Eastern and Southern Africa on April 3, 2014 on the campus of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Addis Ababa by IFPRI […]
March 26, 2014
In 2009, IFPRI’s soil diagnostic study, commissioned by the Gates Foundation at the request of late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, confirmed that Ethiopia’s soils are greatly degraded and in need of immediate soil health and fertility management. IFPRI’s report laid the foundation for the EthioSIS project, with researchers recommending a national soil information structure along with tailored soil fertility management across the country, based on local soil needs and types.
March 14, 2014
IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report: Ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025 must be a top priority in the post-2015 development agenda IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy developments and trends from the past year, documents emerging issues, examines key challenges and opportunities, describes the rising political commitment to food and […]
December 5, 2013
Input Subsidy Programs (ISPs) have made a big comeback in Africa. Introduced by donors in the early 1970s, ISPs were meant to help smallholder farmers invest in fertilizer and improved seed varieties, overcome limited access to input markets, and ultimately increase crop production. The programs were poorly managed, however, and were largely eliminated in the […]
December 4, 2013by IFPRI
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have partnered to bring leading economists, policymakers, and business leaders to Nairobi to discuss the latest thinking on The Quest for Economic Transformation in Africa from December 5–6, 2013, at the Serena Hotel. The Department for International Development (DFID) and the […]
December 4, 2013
"…ESARO will operate something like a technical embassy…a smaller, more focused office, that will target it efforts primarily to regionally focused research, communication, and capacity building efforts…"
October 14, 2013
Global Hunger Index Calls for Greater Resilience-Building Efforts to Boost Food and Nutrition Security The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger globally and by region and country. Calculated each year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the GHI highlights successes and failures in hunger reduction and […]