The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries. It is a research center of the CGIAR Consortium, a worldwide partnership engaged in agricultural research for development.

Vision and Mission

IFPRI’s vision is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. Its mission is to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition.


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A Zambian opposition protester is arrested during a past election: Instances of serious violence have increased dramatically this time around. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zambia’s 2016 elections: democracy hovering on the precipice

As Zambia prepares to go to the polls again the entire party system is in flux, electoral violence has been worryingly frequent and the country's democratic credentials are increasingly in doubt
A Malawian mother and her child in front of maize harvested in Lilongwe. A fertiliser programme has increased crop yields. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Malawi’s farm subsidy benefits the poor but doesn’t come cheap

Malawi's large-scale subsidy for farmers has resulted in higher maize production, lower food prices and higher wages. But this has come at significant costs.
Poor countries like Bangladesh would benefit from improving the lot of smallholder farmers. AAP

Tackling food price volatility requires decisive action from G20 countries

The first-ever official meeting of Ministers of Agriculture from G20 countries being held in Paris on June 22-23, presents an extraordinary opportunity. Tasked with developing an action plan to address…

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