• April 7, 2014

    IFPRI Launches the GFPR in Addis Ababa

    “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

    IFPRI works with ATA on Ethiopia’s soil issues

    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

    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

    Recent evidence on input subsidy programs in Africa

    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, 2013

    Top Economists to Gather in Nairobi on a Quest for Africa’s Economic Transformation

    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

    Ousmane Badiane discusses IFPRI’s work in Eastern & Southern Africa

    "…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

    2013 Global Hunger Index

    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 […]

  • July 1, 2013

    Lessons from farmer field schools in Zanzibar

    This study is motivated by the idea that even though participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) is widely accepted as a tool to manage development programs to be effective, its application is widely constrained by its high start-up resource requirements in terms of both finance and time.

  • April 24, 2013

    Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia

    In Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challenges, Paul Dorosh and Shahidur Rashid, along with other experts, tell the story of Ethiopia’s political, economic, and agricultural transformation.

  • April 2, 2013

    IFPRI Launches Food Security Portal

    The redesigned Portal features a new homepage layout that puts the latest global commodity price data right at users’ fingertips. The new Price Watch feature provides an instant overview of the volatility status of five major commodity prices from the Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System, as well as monthly and weekly global commodity prices and daily futures prices. The feature also links to the major international early warning systems, FEWS NET and FAO GIEWS, providing fast access to food security alerts and emergency information. From the homepage, users can also directly access the Food Security Media Analysis System and the full collection of the Portal’s datasets from the Data API