Book: Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands: Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for millions of people. 

Book: Earthquake lessons from China: Coping and rebuilding strategies

Cross-posted from IFPRI Publications The Wenchuan County earthquake of 2008 was the most severe earthquake, as measured in sheer magnitude, in the history of the People’s Republic of China. Killing almost 90,000 people and creating economic losses of 845 billion yuan (US$132 billion), the earthquake also elicited a vigorous response from various government agencies, private businesses, >> Read more

Development from within: Lessons from Uganda on strengthening women’s voices in environmental governance

This story originally published by the NewSecurityBeat blog and featuring the Collaborating for Resilience initiative tells what structured efforts to create inclusive dialogue can do to contribute to more equitable resource management and more resilient livelihoods in the communities fraught with conflict.

Building resilience to crises in the Arab World

Originally posted on the  Arab Food and Nutrition Security Blog In a well-attended side event titled: Building Resilience to Crises in the Arab World at the 41st meeting of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, October 17th, 2014, IFPRI in collaboration with its development partners, CGIAR’s Policies, Institutions, and Markets Research Program, >> Read more

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