Is another Asian-style Green Revolution good for Africa?

“Assuming Africa is an appropriate setting for another Asian-style Green Revolution is misleading and could result in, yet again, a frustrated attempt to attain sustainable agricultural growth,” says IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Alejandro Nin-Pratt, lead author of the study that just received the Elsevier Atlas Award. 

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

Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia

cross-posted from UCA The University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) co-hosted a conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia, 8-9 April, 2014 in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, engaging  government officials, development partners and researchers from the region and abroad in >> Read more

Upcoming: Research Conference on Agricultural Transformation and Food Security in Central Asia

The conference will take place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on April 8-9, 2014 hosted by the PIM’s lead center, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the University of Central Asia, to unveil IFPRI's new Central Asia Research and Capacity Strengthening Program and to engage national policymakers, researchers, and development partners in its research and capacity-building activities. The Central >> Read more

Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments

A workshop on "Metrics for Agricultural Transformation: Update on Recent and Ongoing Developments" was held at IFPRI on April 19, 2013. Co-hosted by USAID and DANIDA, the participants shared information on the current status of the fast-tracked Agribusiness module (the BBA); took stock of evolving thinking on metrics for agricultural development since the June 2012 >> Read more