Partnering with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

asareca

+-* In collaboration with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and other partners, IFPRI aims to spur agricultural growth in the region by increasing productivity and competitiveness.

Collaborative Master’s Program of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics

+-*In 2002, in response to strong demand for African agricultural economists, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative, the Eastern and Central African Policy Analysis Programme, and the African Economic Research Consortium initiated the development of a collaborative Master’s Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Synopsis: An analysis of trends and determinants of child undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000-2011

Child Nutrition

+-*ESSP Research Note 39. Synopsis of ESSP WORKING PAPER 70 "An analysis of trends and determinants of child undernutrition in Ethiopia, 2000-2011"  by Headey, Derek D. Abstract: This study uses two rounds of the Ethiopian Demographic Health Survey (EDHS) to statistically analyze patterns and trends in undernutrition (child growth) in Ethiopia over the period 2000 to 2011. In 2000, over >> Read more

Agricultural R&D Capacity in the Arab world: Positive Progress, but Challenges Remain

+-*By Gert-Jan Stads, Senior Program Manager, Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Over the past five decades, investments in agricultural R&D have had a tremendous impact on agricultural productivity and food security around the world. There is, however, a substantial time lag between investing in research and >> Read more

IFPRI-WFP Seminar: What Kinds of Social Safety Net Transfers Work Best for the Rural Ultra Poor?

+-*On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research. Through this research, ultra-poor rural women with small children received food, cash, and nutrition >> Read more

Assuring Food and Nutrition Security in Africa by 2020

2020

+-*In 2004, IFPRI facilitated an all-Africa conference, bringing together more than 500 actors and stakeholders from 50 countries to deliberate on how to bring about change and action to assure food and nutrition security.

Role of Import on Price of Pigeon Pea in India

+-*Despite being the largest producer in the world, India has persistently faced a deficit in pulses for over two decades. For the past three decades, the annual production of pulses in the country has stagnated at around 11-14 million tons. With limited production and rising demand (because of increase in population), the resulting demand-supply gap >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – May 18, 2015

+-*Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues USAID Introduces Risk Management Tool for Agribusinesses The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed an investment mapping software for the northern part of Ghana to help players in the agricultural value chain to gather the required information and minimize risk in >> Read more

New Publication in the NSSP Working Paper Series: “Commercial Banks’ Response to Government’s Financial Stimulus for Improved Agricultural Financing in Nigeria”

+-*The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the paper entitled “Commercial Banks’ Response to Government’s Financial Stimulus for Improved Agricultural Financing in Nigeria” by Prof. Aderibigbe S. Olomola and Maryam Yaro in the NSSP Working Paper Series (Working Paper No. 28). Abstract: This study Examines the implementation of recent agricultural >> Read more

Central America and Caribbean Food Security Portal

CAC_Food_Security_Portal

+-*New Spanish-language web portal that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America