Preventing an Ebola-Related Food Crisis

With deaths in the thousands and more cases reported each day, the Ebola epidemic has caused tremendous suffering, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This is not just an immense health crisis—it also threatens agriculture and food and nutrition security in the severely affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone), and >> Read more

Economic transformation, but also food secure? Reflections from a trip to West Africa

I was just in Dakar, Senegal for the semi-annual IFPRI Board of Trustees meeting. While I was there, I also took part in several events aimed at advancing agricultural and economic transformation in West Africa. On May 15, IFPRI, together with the Faculty of Economics and Management at Cheikh Anta Diop University and the Senegalese >> Read more