The Pacific climate oscillation is contributing to intensifying rainfall events and droughts in southern Africa.
Farmer income sometimes suffers even as yields increase from sustainable land management projects. IFPRI research suggests compementary investments can help.
New research examines how personal preferences and real-world conditions shape people's economic decisions.
A new report maps synergies and potential conflicts between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
A new IFPRI discussion paper outlines the challenges of building global food security in an era of global warming, especially for the rural poor.
The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord means nations should redouble their efforts to invest in sustainable, resilient agriculture.
New research shows how dairy cooperative membership shapes farmers' economic decision-making.
An IFPRI trial in Bangladesh shows that index-based insurance—with payouts based on weather data or other benchmarks rather than actual losses—has benefits beyond mere compensation.
Famines are not the inevitable result of environmental conditions. The right mix of assistance and strategic support, sustained over time, can head off the next catastrophe.
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.