5th Annual LCIRAH Research Conference “Agri-health research: what have we learned and where to next?”

Submission of abstracts for its 5th annual research conference Agri-health research: what have we learned and where to next? to be held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, on the 3rd and 4th of June 2015. Deadline for Abstracts Submission is the 30th of January 2015. You may find further information here >> Read more

Impact Evaluation Training

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On November 26-28, 2014, IFPRI in conjunction with ESSP, delivered impact evaluation training to over 35 participants who were committed to extend their knowledge and skills.  This 3-day training workshop, held at the IRLI campus in Addis Ababa, had been organized as part of IFPRI’s “3iE research project” on the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) >> Read more

Agricultural Production and Children’s Diets

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ESSP Working Paper 69. "Agriculutral Production and Children's Diets" by Hirvonen, Kalle and Hoddinott, John F. Abstract: We study the relationship between pre-school children’s food consumption and household agricultural production. Using a large household survey from rural Ethiopia, we find that increasing household production diversity leads to considerable improvements in children’s diet diversity. However, we also document how >> Read more

From protection to production of human capital: Linking social protection programs to positive outcomes for nutrition

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It will take more knowledge, better evidence, and operational experience with nutrition-sensitive interventions delivered through a variety of sectors.

The planetary crisis affecting almost all of us – poor nutrition

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You’ve all heard about climate change but…do we have a story for you! This is the way the introduction to the world’s first report on the global nutrition crisis could have been written because it puts nutrition on a par with climate change as one of the highest stake global development challenges we ignore at the planet’s peril.

Understanding the Impact of Remoteness

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A comprehensive survey is being conducted now until January 2015 to measure the impact of high transportation costs on agricultural technology adoption, productivity, commercial surplus, off-farm markets and welfare.  850 households are being interviewed along a steep transport gradient in a remote area of Ethiopia (west of Lake Tana). The analysis will enable us to >> Read more

Independent Impact Assessment Report of 2020 Conference Released

Prior to the 2020 conference, IFPRI commissioned an independent impact assessment report in order to determine the impact of the Conference on individual participants, professional discourse, organizational participants, and IFPRI itself.

Nutrition Aid Architecture: How could improvements in financing mechanisms galvanise the global effort?

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The recent Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) brought UN member states together to bring much needed global attention to the billions of people around the world who suffer from all forms of malnutrition – undernutrition, overnutrition, and micronutrient deficiencies.

New Publication: Analysis of Agricultural Public Expenditure in Nigeria: Examination at the Federal, State, and Local Government Level

Download IFPRI Discussion Paper 1395 Authors Aderibigbe Olomola Tewodaj Mogues Tolulope Olofinbiyi Chinedum Nwoko Edet Udoh Reuben Alabi Justice Onu Sileshi Woldeyohannes The Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) is pleased to announce the publication of Analysis of Agricultural Public Expenditure in Nigeria: Examination at the Federal, State, and Local Government Level by Aderibigbe Olomola, Tewodaj Mogues, Tolulope >> Read more

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Ghana Agricultural News Digest – December 15, 2014

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Symposium for GMOs Adoption in Accra A policy symposium on the need to collate views to push forward the adoption of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) by Ghana was held in Accra on Wednesday. The symposium was on the theme; “Accepting or Not Accepting GMOs; >> Read more