IFPRI’s 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s flagship report, launched in Washington DC yesterday, puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. IFPRI researchers and other distinguished food policy experts consider a wide range of crucial questions, including such as

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

Arab Spatial launches Food Security Blog

A great collection of 4 inaugural stories of the new Arab Food Security Blog launched today to become an integral part of the Arab Spatial platform. With this valuable addition, the online atlas becomes not just a unique open-access information tool on development and food security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, >> 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

How much food do women produce?

This blog was originally posted on the CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 website and is an entry for the "Talking Science" competition. Women play important roles in all smallholder farming systems. Advocates for women farmers often claim that “women produce 60-80% of the world’s food.” Occasionally, we are told that this statistic refers to food produced in developing countries, or >> Read more