Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia

cross-posted from IFPRI Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and health shocks; and social and political shocks such as conflicts and >> 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

Cash, food, or vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador

“Cash, food, or vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in northern Ecuador”, a paper by Melissa Hidrobo (IFPRI), John Hoddinott (IFPRI), Amber Peterman (University of North Carolina), Amy Margolies (IFPRI), and Vanessa Moreira (The World Bank), recently published in the Journal of Development Economics, compares the impacts and cost-effectiveness of the three different approaches.

From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia

Cross-posted from IFPRI.  April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan— A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe >> Read more

Unsustainable use of groundwater may threaten global food security

In celebration of this year's World Water Day (March 22, 2014), this blog tells about the role of groundwater in food security and is based on the interim results of ongoing research by IWMI and IFPRI supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).