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Improving Access to Quality Seeds for Small-Scale Farmers

Traders in the open-air markets of Kathonzweni, a market center in semi-arid eastern Kenya, sell several varieties of pigeonpea, a nutritious cash-crop that can grow well in dryer climates. Even though they sell the pigeonpea for use as seed, traders…


International Women’s Day, March 8, 2009

Around the world, women like Filomena Reyes Gomez, a Mexican mother of three, are on the frontlines in the fight against poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. But Filomena is starting to win that battle. She sends her 12-year-old daughter to school,…


Renewed Grant for the Program for Biosafety Systems

On October 1, 2008, the United States Agency for International Development awarded the IFPRI-managed Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS), a partnership program for biosafety capacity development, with an additional five years of funding for a second…


IFPRI Strengthens Partnerships with Pan-African Organizations

Despite enormous potential for agricultural growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, and some notable progress, food security continues to be a major problem for the continent, and the region is home to three-quarters of the world’s poorest people. To help…


Hope for a Healthier Harvest

A new strategy promises to reduce hidden hunger and improve peoples lives throughout the developing world. Watch this short film to find out why biofortification offers hope for a healthier harvest. Watch video about HarvestPlus  on  IFPRI's YouTube Channel.


Joachim von Braun Awarded Bertebos Prize

Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director General, is the recipient of the Bertebos Prize 2009 which is awarded bi-annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. The prize diploma of the Academy states, that “Joachim von Braun has been…