Resilience critical to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025

IFPRI’s 2020 Conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” that just concluded in Addis Ababa was very stimulating and successful. I was impressed by the dynamic discourses among over 800 participants during the course of three days in 24 plenary and parallel sessions, 21 side events, and a knowledge fair. The momentum for moving >> Read more

Remembering Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere

It is with great sadness that I report the recent death of Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, a respected member of the IFPRI family who contributed to the Institute’s mission with great dedication and an always-present smile. Dr. Asenso-Okyere worked at IFPRI from 2006 to 2012, first with the Nigeria Country Strategy Support Program, then as head of >> Read more

Tanzania: Fast economic transformation, but slow progress for food security and nutrition

As one of the fast-growing economies in Africa, Tanzania has experienced significant economic transformation, although to a lesser extent in agriculture. Average annual GDP growth from 2005–12 is about 7 percent—in agriculture it is 4 percent (World Bank). For Africa south of the Sahara (SSA), the comparable average for both economic and agricultural growth stands >> Read more