food security

FOOD SECURITY

Publications
It is time for policymakers, agricultural researchers, and practitioners to recognize the need to separate food security and poverty eradication, a new paper argues.
Blog
Papua New Guinea is home to approximately 7 million people, and is struggling to ensure adequate nutrition for its citizens. One of the country’s largest challenges is a lack of data to inform food security and nutrition indicators.
Blog
It is commonly understood that agricultural and food security policy research can influence policy only through direct engagement with policy
Blog
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?
Events
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.
Blog
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.
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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.
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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.
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Building strong domestic capacity for food policy research in Eurasia is important for ensuring food and nutrition security in the region. This idea, reiterated by all speakers and participants, was the keynote of the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition in Eurasia held at Lomonosov Moscow State University on May 26, 2017.