Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policy and Outcomes 2015

Monday 13 July - Friday 17 July 2015 - Institute of Development Studies, Brighton Now in its fourth year this popular and professional short course has been developed further in response to the positive feedback from previous participants. We will examine key findings from the Lancet nutrition series and participants will also be given a unique >> Read more

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Ghana Agricultural News Digest – March 2, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Government Secures $145million for Agric Sector The government has secured a $145-million credit facility from the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help transform the agricultural sector into a vibrant commercial sector. The  facility is for the implementation >> Read more

HarvestPlus Director to Speak on the Power of Biofortification at SAIS

HarvestPlus Director Howarth Bouis will give a talk on “The Power of Biofortification” at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC on March 3. This free event is part of the Global Issues in Agriculture Speaker series organized by SAIS, a top graduate school that focuses on international affairs, economics, diplomacy, >> Read more

Politics, Stature and Status: The Lusaka GNR Roundtable

Heightening political commitment and then delivering on that commitment will heighten the stature of the Zambian people—but also the electoral status of politicians who are brave, driven and skilled enough to fight for nutrition.

Must tabs in the BUDGET MENU

Every year close to the budget dates in February, newspapers and magazines publish industry experts ideas and opinion on what to expect from the Budget and what not to expect from the Budget. This year IFPRI researchers have listed priorities to be included in the upcoming BUDGET 2015. Dr. Devesh Roy, Research Fellow, IFPRI article >> Read more

Avoiding the risk of the unknown

Bhola survey participants. Photo: Sonia Atker

Lessons learned from a gender inclusive survey on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh

TEDxDhaka talk by ICDDR,B’s Anisul Karim

2015 ECAMA Research Symposium Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to announce the second annual research symposium of the Economics Association of Malawi and are calling for abstract submissions. Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2014, the 2015 ECAMA Research Symposium will focus on “Agricultural transformation and value chain development for sustainable economic development”, bringing together local and international >> Read more

Public Wheat Imports to Ethiopia since 2008

A wheat farmer in Koka village, Ethiopia training his cows to thresh wheat. Photo credit: Flickr/Ollivier CIFOR

Public interventions in the cereal markets of Ethiopia drastically declined after the country embarked on market liberalization in the late 1990s. The government’s share in domestic cereal markets fell from around 40 percent in the 1980s to about four percent by the end of the 1990s and averaged less than two percent from 2001-2007. More >> Read more

Abstract Digest on Maternal and Child Nutrition Research – Issue 10

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Welcome to the first Abstract Digest of 2015! This issue features commentaries and research articles on maternal nutrition, sanitation, and nutrition programming in India. The Global Nutrition Report (International Food Policy Research Institute, 2014) is the first in an annual series, produced by an Independent Expert Group. It is global in scope and offers a >> Read more