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

Keeping Agriculture Productive Amid a Changing Climate in Nepal

*+-Eighty percent of the population in Nepal lives in rural areas and depends heavily on agriculture as a source of income and employment. With changing monsoon patterns, and the effect of drought and floods in various regions, the impact of climate change is visible in the agricultural food chain. Consequently, ensuring food security and farmers’ >> Read more

The role of the ‘missing middle’ in combatting hunger and malnutrition

*+-Middle-income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, are home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, despite their status as rising economic powerhouses. The latest Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) for 2014-2015, published by IFPRI, highlights the critical role of this group in any strategy that aims to effectively combat hunger and malnutrition >> Read more

The Other Asian Enigma

*+-South Asia has long been synonymous with persistent and unusually high rates of child undernutrition—the so-called Asian enigma. Yet contrary to this stereotype, Bangladesh has managed to sustain a rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. The drivers of this change including rapid wealth accumulation and large gains in parental education >> Read more