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2018 Global food policy report

IFPRI's flagship report reviews the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2017, and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2018 at the global and regional levels. This year's report looks at the impacts of greater global…


The cocoa coast: The board-managed cocoa sector in Ghana

After almost 20 years of declining cocoa production, Ghana has been able in the last decade to increase the share of export prices going to producers and more than double production. Contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions, these…


Guidelines for innovation platforms in agricultural research for development: Decision support for research, development and funding agencies on how to design, budget and implement impactful innovation platforms

Over the past years, Innovation Platforms have increasingly been established within the framework of AR4D initiatives. The Innovation Platform approach is particularly being embraced as a model for achieving development outcomes and impacts. Given the…


Pulses for nutrition in India: Changing patterns from farm to fork

India, a country with high concentrations of poor and malnourished people, long promoted a cereal-centric diet composed of subsidized staple commodities such as rice and wheat to feed its population of more than a billion. Today, however, dietary…


The 1.5 billion people question: Food, vouchers, or cash transfers?

This book addresses the thorny and fascinating question of how food and voucher programs, despite theory and evidence generally favoring cash, remain relevant, have evolved, and, in most circumstances, have improved over time. In doing so, we take an…


Welthunger-Index 2017: Wie Ungleichheit Hunger schafft

Der Welthunger-Index (WHI) 2017 zeigt langfristige Fortschritte in der Reduzierung des Hungers in der Welt. Diese Fortschritte waren allerdings ungleich verteilt. Nach wie vor leiden Millionen von Menschen unter chronischem Hunger, und an vielen Orten…