In Tanzania, gender differences complicate the adoption of new technologies Empowering women farmers takes more than simply making new technologies available to them: it requires a deeper appreciation of the constraints and specific challenges that may prevent them from adopting and benefiting from it. In some cases, in fact, new technologies and interventions can unintentionallyRead more
Last year was an important year for Africa in its journey to building a healthy, food secure continent. A handful of key initiatives and events geared towards finding solutions for sustainable agriculture, feeding a growing population
IFPRI established the west and central Africa office (WCAO) in 2010 to better meet local research and capacity needs for reducing poverty and ending malnutrition in the region.
Nigerian agriculture is not living up to its potential. In a system mostly dependent on the rainfed cultivation, many Nigerians face ongoing food insecurity and poverty, due in part to chronic under-investment in agriculture.
On December 14th, 2017, the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and fisheries (MARHP-Tunisia), hosted a major conference at the National School of Administration (ENA) in Tunis, to discuss issues
It is often said in Africa that it takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is a shared responsibility, a communal affair. For Africa to tackle some of the challenges it faces, like the threat of severe malnutrition and hunger
The production of cash crops is often seen as an effective way to fight poverty in developing countries. Using data from the Senegal poverty monitoring Survey II (ESPS II), this study assessed the impact of the production
A collection of case studies defining the experiences of 13 African countries that have been made progress in addressing the challenge of malnutrition. The case studies draws some important lessons for other countries.
Le 27 novembre 2017 s’est tenu dans les locaux de l’IFPRI à Dakar, une formation à l’endroit d’enquêteurs organisée par Feed the Future Sénégal et le Projet d’Appui aux Politiques Agricoles (PAPA) .
It is widely agreed that agriculture is both a victim and a culprit of climate change. Agriculture is a leading contributor to climate change. The sector emits one quarter of global greenhouse gases, second only to the energy sector.