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Stories of Change Featured in Special Issue of Global Food Security

Transform Nutrition’s Stories of Change—a collection of intriguing case studies of how several developing countries made a huge impact in nutrition by undertaking nutrition and nutrition-friendly interventions and policies—have been brought together in a special issue of Global Food Security this month. The issue comprises ten papers: the six national case studies, along with other papers on quantitative read more

Policy dialogue: Improving Food Security, Diets, and Nutrition through Multi-Sectoral Action

Improving food security and nutrition requires coordinated multi-sectoral action—something which carries an array of complexities and challenges in order to be done effectively. To tackle these challenges and pave a path towards better food security and nutrition, the Malawi offices of Save the Children and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are convening a read more

Webinar: The rise of medium-scale farms in Africa

This webinar by Prof. Thomas Jayne (MSU) on May 23, 2017 highlighted the causes and consequences of changing farm size distributions in sub-Saharan Africa. Watch the webinar recording and join the conversation in the comments section below.

Featured Resources: Week of May 22

The Compact2025 team conducted a literature review on the benefits of ending hunger and malnutrition, identifying four major areas of benefits: economic, health, social, and education.

Global Futures & Strategic Foresight Extended Team Meeting at IRRI, 15-19 May 2017

By Keith Wiebe —  IRRI recently hosted the Global Futures & Strategic Foresight (GFSF) Extended Team Meeting and Writeshop from May 15-19, 2017. GFSF is a CGIAR initiative to explore long-term trends, challenges, and policy options for food and agriculture through multidisciplinary foresight analysis. GFSF is led by IFPRI in collaboration with AfricaRice, Bioversity, CIAT, CIFOR, read more

New report shows regional spending on agricultural research lags behind other ag spending

A new report on agricultural research in Africa south of the Sahara by Agricultural Science & Technology Indicators (ASTI), asserts that—despite progress towards the regionwide commitments of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)—agricultural research investment in the region is growing more slowly than spending on other agricultural areas, such as farm support, subsidies, and read more