Why is social protection important for agriculture and resilience? Watch our colleagues explain! (Part 2, Harold Alderman)

Harold Alderman, senior research fellow at IFPRI and collaborator in PIM’s “Social Protection for Agriculture and Resilience” research flagship, speaks about the importance of transfer programs, how they can be improved, and how researchers can help in design of such programs. What else is required if social protection programs are to go beyond poverty alleviation and become graduation programs as well?

Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security

The most enduring solutions for feeding people and reducing extreme poverty in low-income countries entail efforts that empower rural farmers to increase their productive capacities. On April 23, PIM Director Karen Brooks will join a panel of experts at Brookings Institution to discuss the issues and constraints such efforts entail.

Journal article: Social protection, food security, and asset formation

The average social protection program increases the value of food consumed/expenditure by 13% and caloric acquisition by 8%. Social protection also increases holdings of productive assets, livestock, and savings.

Book: Agriculture, Development, and the Global Trading System: 2000-2015

The new IFPRI book is devoted to the complex relationship between the global trading system and food security. The contributors focus on two important elements of the relationship between the trading system and food security: the Doha Development Agenda of the World Trade Organization (WTO); and whether food price volatility can be managed through trade instruments.

Exploring the impacts of alternative investments on poverty, hunger, and environment

The recent report by the Global Futures and Strategic Foresight team (part of PIM's research flagship 1) seeks to help the CGIAR centers and research programs, as well as donors and other decision makers assess the overall impact and benefits of investing in international and national agricultural research programs.