Nutrition Scorecard Launch: Driving Accountability and Future Commitments

+-*Cross-posted from RESULTS

Implications of agricultural productivity growth for structural change and employment in Ethiopia

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+-*One common measure of structural change is the share of agriculture in total employment. Typically, as countries develop and per capita incomes rise, the share of agriculture in total employment falls. This presentation, held on 9th April 2015 at the ILRI Campus in Addis Ababa, shows recent research on this topic within Ethiopia, using survey >> Read more

New Journal Publication: Onset Risk and Draft Animal Investment in Nigeria

+-*The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Onset Risk and Draft Animal Investment in Nigeria by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima (Research Fellow - IFPRI) in the Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development (Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2015). Abstract: Onset risk, the uncertainty in the onset of rainy season, is an important element of weather risk >> Read more

ESSP Newsletter January – March 2015

+-*The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program would like to present its quarterly newsletter for the months January – March 2015. The newsletter summerizes: Upcoming events for the next three months; Recent Presentations made by IFPRI/ESSP researchers; Latest Publications publicized by the program during the last  three months; Policy Related Research; Capacity strengthening Activities >> Read more

Where Do the World’s Hungriest People Live? Not Where You Think

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+-*The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published in the Huffington Post. If you were tasked to end hunger and malnutrition in the world, you might first ask: Where do such vulnerable people live? It may be a surprise that the majority of the world's hungry and malnourished live in large >> Read more

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – April 13, 2015

+-*Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Cocoa Sector Suffering because Government Bastardized Kufuor’s Project - Dr. Afriyie Akoto Government is struggling to recoup $1.7 billion it injected into the cocoa sector after the “blatant dissipation” of farmers' resources, Dr.  Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minority spokesperson on agriculture has said. He told >> Read more

IFPRI récompense ses partenaires à l’occasion de ses 40 ans

+-*Une fois la version française du Rapport Global sur les Politiques Alimentaires 2014-2015 lancé, le IFPRI a tenu dire MERCI d'une façon particulière à ses partenaires. Pour ses noces d’émeraude, Il était important pour l'Institut International de Recherche sur les Politiques Alimentaires de démontrer à ses collaborateurs de tout temps, son extrême reconnaissance!

Expanding the Scope of Contract Farming in Nepal

+-* Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Agriculture being major source of livelihood and employment in Nepal, and is effected by low productivity, traditional farming practice and lack of connectivity with markets. Fragmented landholding with limited access to market and knowledge to sell its produce results in slow progress. Promotion of contract >> Read more

‘Global Food for Thought’ guest blog

+-*This week, A4NH Director, John McDermott and Flagship 3 leader, Delia Grace, were guest-bloggers on the Chicago Council's Global Food for Thought blog, offering their take on food safety solutions and lessons learned in light of recent food scares.

New Journal Publication: Farmer Preferences on Seed Purchase Timing: Some Evidence from Nigeria

+-*The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Farmer Preferences on Seed Purchase Timing: Some Evidence from Nigeria by Dr. Hiroyuki Takeshima (Research Fellow - IFPRI) and Dr. Latha Nagarajan (Economist - IFDC) in the Journal of Crop Improvement (Vol. 29, Issue 1, 2015). Abstract: Timely availability of seeds, typically immediately before the >> Read more