EVENT: Launch of the Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

The Gender Practitioner Collaborative invites you to join us for the launch of the Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality. Come learn about this multi-organizational effort and celebrate International Women’s Day with us! The Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality have been developed through a multi-year collaborative process by the Gender Practitioner Collaborative - a read more

Securing rangelands resources for pastoralists in Tanzania through joint village land use planning

Ongoing land insecurity is a structural cause of food insecurity in Tanzania, particularly for pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and small-scale crop farmers. In recent years there has been an increasing number of conflicts between these groups, many turning violent. It has been reported that in Kiteto District alone, more than 34 people were killed between 2013 and read more

Why India Must Confront Its Nutrition Problems Now

Source: IFPRI Blog. Five years have passed since the World Health Assembly endorsed a set of six global nutrition targets to be achieved by 2025 in order to improve maternal, infant and young child nutrition across the world. The six targets are: 40 percent reduction in prevalence of childhood stunting, 50 percent reduction in anemia read more

Cultivating Effective Nutritional Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

One of IFPRI’s earliest nutrition projects in Latin America and the Caribbean examined food-assisted maternal and child health and nutrition programs in Haiti. Traditionally, these programs administered nutritional interventions to children under five years of age only after they became undernourished—the recuperative approach. Although new scientific evidence was surfacing that children under two years of read more

George Mavrotas, Head of IFPRI Office in Abuja, contributes to Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference – Lagos, 17 January 2017

Dr. George Mavrotas, Head of the IFPRI Office in Abuja and Leader of IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) was invited to participate as a plenary speaker in the Nigeria Economic Outlook Conference, organized by Time Economics, The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Business Post in Lagos, on 17 January read more

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IFPRI CA News Digest (February 15, 2017 – February 21, 2016)

News Kyrgyzstan to purchase 140,000 tons of mineral fertilizers in 2017 (15 February 2017 24.kg) Kyrgyzstan uses about 200,000 tons of mineral fertilizers annually and intends to purchase 140,000 tons of mineral fertilizers in 2017, with up to 40,000 tons being purchased from Uzbekistan.

Designing Social Protection Programs in Latin America Using Evidence

The mid-1990s economic crisis in Latin America threatened to sharply increase poverty and left many people vulnerable. In response, governments in Latin America developed and implemented innovative social protection programs in the form of conditional cash transfers (CCTs). To examine the impact of these programs, several governments called on IFPRI to conduct rigorous evaluations. IFPRI’s read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar: Economic Development, Nutrition, and Social Safety Net Reforms in Egypt

February 28th, 2016 Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Nile Ballroom - Conrad Hotel | 1191 Nile Corniche, Cairo/Egypt   The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United States Agency read more

Raw deal for small and marginal farmers

That the majority will get less and the minority more has become more of a rule in this part of the world. This is proved to be true in the distribution of subsidized farm inputs and disbursement of loans among farmers. The unfair distribution of subsidized farm inputs, including fertilizer, seeds, and loans is being read more

Adding Value to Agriculture Extension

In May 2016, USAID launched the Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC) project in 21 countries – including Bangladesh – to raise incomes and increase resilience of smallholder farmers and their families by scaling and improving locally-relevant, cost-effective, and pluralistic agricultural extension systems that bring together information technologies and community-based organizations. From December 4 – 5, read more