After more than a decade at the helm, Shashi Kolavalli has decided to step down as the Ghana Strategy Support Program (GSSP) leader. Effective immediately, he is being succeeded by Karl Pauw, who joined GSSP in August 2017. Karl previously served as the regional coordinator for the FAO’s Monitoring and Analyzing Food and Agricultural Policies […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.