Does Fortifying Food Improve Nutrition for the Poorest People?

Photo Credit Katy Martin

Fortification programmes need to do more to have an impact on the social groups that suffer the most from undernutrition – especially the rural poor.

Issues in the measurement and construction of the consumer price index in Pakistan

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is one of the most important measures used in economic analysis. The more common uses are: the indexation of wages, rents, contracts and social security payments; the deflation of household consumption in the national accounts; and as a general macroeconomic indicator, especially for inflation targeting and for setting interest rates. >> Read more

How U.S. Citizens Can Hold their Government Accountable for Preventing and Reversing Malnutrition

How can citizens of the United States hold their government accountable for preventing and reversing malnutrition? This question has no easy answer. Photo credit: Lance Cheung, USDA

This question has no easy answer. To begin with, we see practically no cases of severe undernutrition among U.S. citizens, in the sense that it occurs in the developing world.

OneHealth approach gets attention in India

A4NH work in the area of preventing agriculture-associated diseased (Flagship 3) was recently featured in Biospectrum magazine of India. The article highlights efforts to increase adoption of the OneHealth strategy for addressing the challenges of human, animal, and environmental health, as presented at the recent International Conference on Host-Pathogen Interactions in India by A4NH partner, International Livestock >> Read more

New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

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New web resource to ensure small-scale farmers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie.

2014 CGIAR Development Dialogues: Linking Research to Sustainable Development

On September 25, 2014, the first-ever CGIAR Development Dialogues event, organized with participation and support from all CGIAR Research Centers and Programs, will take place in New York City, focusing global attention on the vital role of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, landscapes, and food systems in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: GSSP Notes

NEW POLICY NOTE – Can the private sector lead agricultural mechanization in Ghana?

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO FIND OUT WHAT ROLE THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN PLAN IN MECHANIZATION

Newsletter week of Aug 25th 2014

      Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. We have taken some time off, so this week is a long one! This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and >> Read more

Local warming and violent conflict in Sudan

This blog was originally written for Ideas for Africa The study presented here sheds new light on the link between the occurrence of weather shocks and violence by looking at the case of Sudan and South Sudan. Using geographically-disaggregated data from 1997 to 2009, it finds that higher temperatures greatly affect the risk of conflict. >> Read more

Synthesis of 2020 Conference Released in Food Security

In a recent Conference Report published in the journal Food Security, Timothy R. Frankenberger and Mark A. Constas reflect on the 2020 conference.