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'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
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
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.