IFPRI in collaboration with Ethiopia's Ministry of Health launched 2014's Global Nutrition Report in Addis Ababa on 24 February 2015 with a motto "Looking Back to the Future"
IFPRI organizes the 2014 Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) Annual Conference is organized in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. It will take place at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 8-10 October, 2014.
Godfrey Bahiigwa, head of IFPRI's Eastern and Southern Africa Office (ESAO), 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.
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
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 EthiopiaRead more
“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 IFPRIRead more
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.
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 andRead more
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 theRead more
"…ESAO 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…"