Press-release: Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean “Well Placed” to Feed Growing Global Population Due to Increased Investment in Agricultural Research

Cross-posted from IFPRI April 27, 2016, Washington, D.C.—New data show that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is well situated to face the demands of a growing global population in the face of climate change, thanks to an increase in agricultural research investment since 2000. The data from Agricultural Science & Technology Indicators (ASTI), released >> Read more

New knowledge-sharing initiative to measure and reduce food loss and waste

The following news release was originally published on the Food and Agriculture Orhanization of the United Nations (FAO) website. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) today launched a new initiative to enhance global >> Read more

Farming on Big Wheels: What can Africa and Asia learn from each other?

Press-release cross-posted from IFPRI about the workshop organised by the National School of Development at Peking University and the International Food Policy Research Institute with support from PIM and USAID. 18 June 2014, BEIJING, CHINA--A two-day international gathering has begun that centers on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa amid urbanization and economic growth. Today and tomorrow, >> Read more

Booklet on Neglected and Underutilized Species published by Bioversity International

Neglected and underutilized species (NUS) are those to which little attention is paid or which are entirely ignored by agricultural researchers, plant breeders and policymakers. Typically, NUS are not traded as commodities. Many of these varieties and species, along with a wealth of traditional knowledge about their cultivation and use, are being lost at an >> Read more

PIM’s “First Eighteen Months” report now available

By the middle of this century, more than 9 billion people will need healthy and nutritious food. Agricultural systems will require new knowledge, new investment, and flexibility to adapt quickly to change. The ability to attract investment into agriculture, to deploy it well, and to redeploy it rapidly depends critically on the policies, institutions, and >> Read more