Despite the shift to distribute food aid via cash transfers, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution, a new World Bank report suggests.
The rising use of smartphones holds promise in making crop insurance more accessible to farmers.
At the IFPRI staff retreat, Shanta Devarajan of the World Bank explains how well-intentioned fixes for market failures too often result in government failures.
One way to preserve groundwater – get consumers thinking about their own water use, and their neighbors', with a cooperative game.
A special issue of Global Food Security highlights the importance of narratives in driving progress toward ending hunger and malnutrition.
Evidence shows that genetically modified crops cause no human health or environmental harm, and bring substantial benefits to farmers. IFPRI's Avinash Kishore argues the government of India should allow for the use of this new technology.
A new book examines the diverse reasons behind variable growth rates among seven developing countries.
An IFPRI workshop examines ways in which (and sometimes whether) provisioning information to the public can result in more responsive governments.
An IFPRI program finds that distributing insecticide-treated mosquito nets to pregnant women is an inexpensive way to prevent malaria.
IFPRI research shows that index insurance—which pays farmers automatically based on deviations from an index of rainfall and other factors—can improve the social welfare of rural communities.