New paper analyses country strategies that reduce drought-related risks for farmers

New paper reviews country experiences from using farm safety nets and insurance programs to help farmers reduce drought-related risks. Photo:  ILRIZ.Sewunet

By Nicola Cenacchi, IFPRI

Droughts are a common occurrence worldwide, but major concerns are growing over their long-term disruption to global agricultural production. This year alone, droughts have damaged the coffee industry in Brazil and caused the death of hundreds of cattle, and losses to staple crops in Central America, triggering food shortages, higher prices, and ultimately threatening the food security of poor households across the region.

A4NH hosts first of its brownbag discussion series at IFPRI

Attendees at the first A4NH brownbag discussion series

Earlier this week, the A4NH team hosted the first of what will become a series of ‘brownbag’ discussions at its host center, IFPRI. The series is intended to address commonly-asked-questions about A4NH on topics ranging from our research portfolio, how we engage with partners, working within CGIAR institutions, and scaling up research in areas, such >> Read more

PSSP Seminar in Washington DC: Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan

On September 11th, 2014, researchers and policymakers gathered at IFPRI to discuss the widespread damage and displacement caused by the recent floods in Pakistan at the PSSP event, "Addressing the Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Pakistan." This seminar was chaired by His Excellency, Jalil Abbas Jilani, Ambassador of Pakistan to the US. Presentations were >> Read more