Reframing Resilience for Pastoralists: Coping with drought matters, but is not the only thing that matters

Source: ILRI/Riccardo Gangale

  Leading up to the 2020 Conference, Farming First in partnership with IFPRI has initiated a series of guest blog posts on resilience. In this first post, Lance Robinson, an environmental governance and resilience specialist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), reflects on what resilience means for pastoralists in the context of drought emergencies.

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions


PRESS RELEASE: Washington D.C., April 16, 2014. Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.

weekly newsletter for week of April 7th and 14th

Hello, and welcome to the IFPRI Uganda Strategy Support Program’s weekly news digest. This weekly collection of recent news articles related to agriculture in Uganda is compiled from online news sources. We also include links to recent publications on agricultural and policy-related research topics pertinent to Uganda. In news this week, we report on Uganda'sread more

“The Reporter” (Ethiopia) highlights GFPR launch in Addis Ababa

IFPRI's Director General, Shenggen Fan says in the "The Reporter" that the 2013 GFPR provides policy options and is very much focused on nutrition.  This makes it much different from the previous two reports which were focused more on food prices based on the aftermath of the 2008/9 food crisis.   He also noted that Ethiopiaread more

#2020Resilience Twitter Chat


Join @FarmingFirst and @IFPRI experts at 10am (EDT) April 16 on Twitter to discuss building resilience for food and nutrition security

Source: GSSP Notes

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – April 14, 2014.

Below are some current developments on Agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues SADA scandal: Don’t pass premature judgment – Minister The Minister of State in-charge of Development Authorities at the Office of the President Dr Ahmed Mustapha says it is premature to pass judgement at officials of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). The 2012 Auditorread more

Upcoming Seminar on Youth Employment April 22nd in Abuja

Join us for the April installment of IFPRI Nigeria's Monthly Seminar Series. This month we are excited to have IFPRI Senior Research Fellow/NSSP Program Leader, Dr. Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, presenting on the very timely topic of Youth Employment. In the seminar, titled "Agricultural Transformation and Youth Employment in Africa: Nigerian Case Study," Dr. Gyimah-Brempong will discuss his currentread more

New IFPRI ESSP Brochure 2014

The Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP) is a collaborative program undertaken by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI). The new IFPRI ESSP Brochure 2014 summerizes: The Program Objectives Strategic Policy Research Areas Capacity Strengthening and Outreach National Advisory committee Collaboration and Partnerships Download the PDF (336KB)

Food Security: Climate Change and Trade

Over the years, food and nutritional security has been a major concern in the development agenda. The multidimensional food security stands on food availability, its access and absorption and has been interlinked with rising effects of climate change, trade movements, prices, policies etc. IFPRI-CUTS organized a one day workshop on Food Security in India: Theread more

Discussion Paper 1335: Agricultural policy processes and the youth in Malawi

Associate Research Fellow Mariam Mapila recently published an IFPRI Discussion Paper on the timely topic of youth in agriculture, a policy issue gaining prominence on the global agenda. Evidence exists which shows growing disillusionment with and disinterest in agricultural-based livelihoods among the youth in Africa south of the Sahara. This disillusionment raises concerns for the future of agricultureread more