How to build resilience to conflict: The role of food security

This Food Policy Report explains why there is a need to place even higher priority on food security–related policies and programs in conflict-prone countries, and offers insights for policymakers regarding how to do so. This paper is one of the key products of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project Decreasing Vulnerability to Conflict >> Read more

Stronger Evidence for Better Decisions

PIM's January 2013 - June 2014 Progress Report  Our second eighteen months report (the first one published in October 2013 and covering 2012-first half of 2013) spans the whole year of 2013 and the first six months of 2014. We hope the reader forgives our unconventional way of counting time: the initial idea to publish a 'normal' >> Read more

Identifying agricultural expenditures within the public financial accounts and coding system in Ghana

Is the ten percent government agriculture expenditure overestimated? This new discussion paper just released by IFPRI is part of four country case studies supported by PIM that take a detailed look at public expenditures in agriculture, and at how the data on expenditures are captured in government financial and budget accounts. The objective of these studies is >> Read more

Building resilience for food and nutrition security: Highlights from the 2020 conference

This synopsis and related video present highlights from the international conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its 2020 Vision Initiative, with support from PIM and other partners, on May 15-17, 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Which agricultural technologies will safeguard our food supply?

This commentary was originally published on the Global Food for Thought, the official blog of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. ( It relates to the book by Rosegrant et al. (2014) and the Agritech Toolbox recently released by IFPRI as part of the PIM program (Flagship 3, Adoption of Technology and Sustainable Intensification). We are >> Read more