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 andRead more
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.
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.
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
IFPRI’s 2012 Global Food Policy Report reviews food policy developments and trends with chapter-by-chapter discussions of major food policy developments, high-quality research, and perspectives of farmers from around the world.
Dr. Godfrey Bahiigwa has been appointed Office Head for IFPRI’s Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Worldwide Extension Study gives pragmatic statistics on the human and financial resources of agricultural extension and advisory systems worldwide.
On June 6, IFPRI and the e-Extension Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, launched the Advancing Agricultural Practice portal which aims to improve agricultural productivity and farm income for smallholder farmers across India through improvements in agricultural practice. Video from the launch event Dr.Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, IFPRI, Addis AbabaRead more
IFPRI (ESARO) in conjunction with Wageningen University and Research Center is currently conducting evaluation of organizational capacity of Dutch-supported organizations in Ethiopia. One of such organizations is the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF).
Poverty is largely a rural phenomenon, and most people who live in rural areas work in agriculture. In Africa, about 65 percent of the total labor force is employed in the agricultural sector, which contributes about 32 percent of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP).