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Into the Spotlight

The grain teff has been consumed as a staple in Ethiopia for centuries but is little known outside the country. Now, researchers are training their attention on this understudied crop.

DG Corner – News from the Director General

Debuts of the 2014-15 Global Food Policy Report

This year’s Global Food Policy Report —IFPRI’s flagship publication—is the fourth in an annual series which provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments in the past year. The topics covered in the 2014-15 report are timely as we usher in…


Do high food prices and droughts fuel conflict?

The following story by Jacopo Bordignon shares highlights from  Chapter 7 of the 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report, which was authored by  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, and  Jean Francois Trinh Tan  from IFPRI's Development Strategy and Governance…


Canada: Championing food policy research

With support from Canada, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as improving nutrition, providing access to agricultural data, and developing agricultural strategies at the national level. Canada has long championed food security,…


Finding a middle ground

Adopting integrated soil fertility management (ISFM)—practices that combine organic inputs and judicious amounts of inorganic fertilizer and improved seeds—offers farmers a higher profit and is more sustainable than using inorganic fertilizer. Yet its…

DG Corner – News from the Director General

Big bets for a world without hunger and malnutrition

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. While the international community works to set the Sustainable Development Goals, which will serve as guideposts for the post-2015 agenda, Bill…