Training: A First Step Towards a Multi-Agency CGE Modeling Team for Evidence Based Policy Advice in Egypt

As the impact of Egypt’s macroeconomic policy reforms is being felt by people and businesses, the impacts of these reforms vary across different sectors and household groups. What we know so far from statistics by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE 2017a) is that – likely largely driven by the flotation of the Egyptian pound read more

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.

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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



New ASTI data reveals slower growth in agricultural research spending than in other areas of agricultural investment in Africa

Updated datasets and analysis for Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) are now live on the ASTI website, including the new ASTI Synthesis Report, “A Comprehensive Overview of Investments and Human Resource Capacity in African Agricultural Research.” This new report—and related data and analysis—finds that, although SSA countries have made progress honoring regionwide commitments to read more

Bunda Grant Scheme: Announcing 2017 cohort

IFPRI-Malawi is pleased to announce the newest 2017 participants selected for our Bunda Grant Scheme (BGS) mentorship program, which offers a group of promising young master’s students from Bunda College at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources (LUANAR) mentorship from IFPRI researchers in order to refine and publish their research. The program has been running read more