Forty years ago, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), PIM's lead center, was founded to provide research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. On November 18, IFPRI marked the occasion with “IFPRI at 40: Looking Back, Looking Forward.” The event was livestreamed and followed on Twitter at #IFPRI40.
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
The CGIAR website features work being done by Bioversity International and partners through the CGIAR Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets on linking Latin American smallholder producers of native chilies to markets, thereby giving them the opportunity to increase their income. Fore more information see: http://www.cgiar.org/consortium-news/partnership-for-impact-reducing-poverty-by-warming-chili-markets/
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently approved a new three-year phase of funding for the Global Futures Strategic Foresight Program. The Program was developed to evaluate the potential impact of new technologies particularly important to poor consumers and smallholder farmers. Phase 2 will build upon initial efforts and will further develop the program as >> Read more
PIM is co-sponsoring a Devex campaign Land Matters for Women as part of a month-long effort to highlight the importance of land for international development and showcase innovative solutions to land issues. The Devex campaign will focus on a number of key sectors affected by the availability, degradation, and use of land. Throughout September, Land >> Read more