Does Warehouse Receipt Financing Benefit Ghanaian Smallholders?

Proponents of warehouse receipt systems argue that they benefit smallholder farmers by allowing them to store surplus grains in a secure facility to sell later in the season when prices tend to be higher. In the interim, receipt holders can use the stored commodity as collateral to secure loans to finance household consumption and investment >> Read more

Towards Agricultural Innovation in Ghana: An Evidence-Based Approach

Innovations for Poverty Action, in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, and the Northwestern University Global Poverty Research Lab, is pleased to announce a dialogue Towards Agricultural Innovation in Ghana, to be held in Accra on the 9th and 10th of May 2018. To know more about the >> Read more

Fall Armyworm in Africa: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management

Feed the Future (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE), have come up with a new comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM)-based technical guide to tackle the fall armyworm outbreak across the African continent in the last two years. The fall armyworm has been identified in >> Read more

IFPRI Strategy Refresh 2018-2020

IFPRI’s Strategy Refresh 2018–2020 was recently approved by its Board of Trustees. The refreshed strategy builds on the strong base of work developed under IFPRI’s 2013–2018 strategy, with key changes including: (1) restructuring the six strategic research areas in the 2013–2018 strategy into five strategic research areas; (2) scaling up investments in climate resilience and >> Read more

Obesity: An emerging epidemic in Africa!

IFPRI’s Weekly Media Wrap Up (01/20- 01/16) features an article published in the New York Times, dated January 27, 2018, which finds that obesity rates in sub-Saharan Africa are shooting up faster than elsewhere in the world, and causing a public health crisis.