IFPRI-Nigeria partnership for transformation

Rapid urbanization is dramatically changing demographics throughout the world, and especially in Nigeria. New research shows urbanization has been underestimated in Nigeria so far—already in 2010, 46 percent of the Nigerian population lived in urban areas, up from 31 percent found in previous assessments. While Nigeria has made impressive gains made in the service industry, >> Read more

Debuts of the 2014-15 Global Food Policy Report

This year’s Global Food Policy Report—IFPRI’s flagship publication—is the fourth in an annual series which provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments in the past year. The topics covered in the 2014-15 report are timely as we usher in a new global development agenda. The launch of the Report in various capital cities >> Read more

Celebrating 30 years, China and the CGIAR

China formally joined the CGIAR 30 years ago, a milestone which was celebrated in early June. As part of the celebrations, I had the honor of taking part in the “Workshop on the 30th anniversary of China-CGIAR Collaboration” during the “4thGlobal Forum of Leaders for Agricultural Science and Technology.” Our key partner, Jikun Huang, Director >> Read more