FAQ

What is IFPRI.INFO?

IFPRI.INFO is a public website that brings together, organizes, and promotes content from the more than 40 IFPRI sites, including program/project sites, country office sites, conference sites, and blogs. IFPRI.INFO serves as the face of the IFPRI research community and promotes dialogue about programs/projects, events, and regions.

What is the difference between IFPRI.ORG and IFPRI.INFO?

IFPRI.ORG is the face of the Institute, while IFPRI.INFO is the face of its research communities. IFPRI.ORG is our main corporate website and is intended for a wide variety of stakeholders—from donors to the media to the general public. It describes the organization, its staff, and its research programs, and provides links to project descriptions and access to all official IFPRI publications. It also spotlights major IFPRI-hosted events.

IFPRI.INFO is a community platform intended for project partners, communities, IFPRI staff, conference participants, and anyone interested in the conversations and news being generated across all 40 sites and blogs. It provides a dynamic glimpse of IFPRI projects in progress—all in one place.

Why have another IFPRI site?

IFPRI staff produce a range of online content as part of their programs/projects, events, and regional activities. For example, IFPRI divisions and projects produce a wealth of information and knowledge on their country office blogs, conference websites, and thematic blogs. Much of this information and knowledge may be applicable across projects, events, and regions. Without IFPRI.INFO, it would be difficult to search all 40 of IFPRI’s sites and blogs to see the latest activities and ideas coming from each site. IFPRI.INFO collects it all in one place, and therefore promotes information sharing and provides greater exposure for IFPRI’s many web-based outputs.

What is on IFPRI.INFO?

IFPRI.INFO currently hosts 24 subsites/blogs, including country strategy support program (CSSP) websites (Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, etc.), conference websites (Food Secure Arab World Conference, Addis Conference, 2020 Conference), DG Corner, and Insights magazine. Content from the other 16 sites and portals can also be featured and promoted on the IFPRI.INFO site.

Who contributes to IFPRI.INFO?

IFPRI.INFO and the more than two dozen subsites on the platform currently have an army of contributors who update and manage their independent project/program sites. Close to 40 people (from across IFPRI’s offices and partner institutes) have accounts on the platform, including senior researchers, administrative coordinators, and communications liaisons, among others.

Does IFPRI.INFO work on mobile phones and tablets?

Yes. IFPRI.INFO works with a range of mobile devices.

How can I stay informed about the latest news coming from IFPRI.INFO?

Go to the footer of the IFPRI.INFO homepage, where you can subscribe to receive an aggregated RSS feed or an email digest of updates.

Will IFPRI materials be featured on both IFPRI.ORG and IFPRI.INFO?

Yes. The two websites can provide multiple types of exposure, including display of related content feeds on program/project pages; display of relevant conversations on event pages; and display of thematic feeds on topic pages. For example, an official IFPRI publication on food prices will be instantly cataloged on the main site, while the various CSSPs discuss local angles on their own websites/blogs on the IFPRI.INFO platform. These different content pieces will then be interlinked to give greater publicity to the publication. Both IFPRI.ORG and IFPRI.INFO will be used to maximize visibility of IFPRI materials.

Can I move existing project/program websites/blogs to the IFPRI.INFO platform?

We can work with you to move the content of your existing website to the IFPRI.INFO platform without losing the reputation you have built for the site with search engines. We have moved four CSSP sites to IFPRI.INFO in the past year.

What do I have to do to get my project/office/conference site featured on IFPRI.INFO?

If your site/blog is registered as www.ifpri.info, it will be automatically included on IFPRI.INFO. When you post new information and stories on your blogs, these will be pulled to the main IFPRI.INFO page. The homepage will feature content from several websites and blogs, including hot topics in the top box. Non-IFPRI.INFO sites/blogs can be manually linked to from IFPRI.INFO pages upon request.

Are there any other advantages to having all the external sites on one platform?

Putting all our websites on IFPRI.INFO gives us a number of technical advantages, including linking all related content. For example, all content relevant to a particular country (say, Ethiopia) or a theme (say, food prices) from a full range of websites can be pulled together on one page. The content is drawn from the full range of websites and presented on one page. We can also more readily provide a range of services such as statistics, plugins, and widgets that are not available on sites hosted at WordPress.com.

Do I have to have an IFPRI.INFO sub-domain/address/url?

No. You can have a different domain name and still be hosted on IFPRI.INFO. The best example is the Africa Impact Evaluation Network, which has its own domain name (http://www.africaien.org/), although it runs on the IFPRI.INFO platform.

How can I help promote IFPRI.INFO?

The more partners, stakeholders, and colleagues who see and use the site, the more IFPRI’s research, projects, news, and events will be disseminated.  So use it yourself, and spread the news. Forward the link (http://www.www.ifpri.info) to your collaborators, partners, and colleagues.