FEEDBACK
Jump to content

The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as food security, land issues, markets, gender and the role of innovation and technology.
2016 Global Food Policy Report: How we feed the world is unsustainable
Rice crop
C. Stowers / Panos Pictures
The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. 

This year's report argues that, if we are to meet SDG targets, we must promote and support a new global food system that is efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.

Latest Documents

Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh
I. Delaporte; M. Maurel / Fondation pour les études et recherches sur le développement international / Foundation for International Development Study and Research 2016
Climate change is expected to disproportionately affect agriculture; however, there is limited information on smallholder farmers ‘ overall vulnerability and adaptation needs. This paper estimates the impact of climatic shocks on...
Agriculture and adaptation to climate change: the role of wildlife ranching in South Africa
J. Otieno; E. Muchapondwa / Economic Research Southern Africa 2016
In the arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, some of the most common land uses remain in pastoralism or in some cases commercial livestock ranching. Agricultural activities in these areas especially beef production is known to be highly...
The importance of reducing animal product consumption and wasted food in mitigating catastrophic climate change
John Hopkins University Press 2015
Globally about 30 percent of the food supply is never eaten. If all the world’s food losses and waste (wasted food) were represented as a country, it would be the third highest GHG emitter, after China and the United States. Addi...
Research note: Impact of climate change on livestock production in Zimbabwe
E. Masama / Zimbabwe Open University 2016
Climate change in Zimbabwe has been characterised by rising mean maximum temperature,  decreasing mean annual rainfall, changes in the agricultural calendar, unpredictable weather patterns and lengthened periods of mid-season dro...
Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Activity II in Ghana: Climate change mitigation co-benefits from sustainable intensification of maize, soybean, and rice
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
ADVANCE II is a 4.5-year activity funded by USAID under its Feed the Future (FTF) initiative and is implemented by ACDI/VOCA in the Upper East, Upper West, and Northern Regions of Ghana. Begun in 2014, the goal of the activity is to s...
Resilience and economic growth in arid lands – accelerated growth in Kenya mitigation co-benefits of herd size and feed quality management
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
REGAL-­AG, a 5-­year project implemented by ACDI/VOCA and funded under the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative, sought to increase economic growth in rural communities by improving competitiveness and inclusiveness in the livesto...
The economic advantage: assessing the value of climate change actions in agriculture
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels. ...
Fertilizers and low emission development in sub-Saharan Africa
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
Many countries in Africa included fertilizer use, soil fertility management, and agricultural inputs as part of their contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement. While nitrogen (N) fertilizers contribute substantially to nitrous oxi...
Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management in Tanzania: a gender policy review
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
More than twenty years have passed since the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action, where gender mainstreaming was acknowledged as an indispensable global strategy for achieving gender equality. Since then, Tanzania has undoubtedly made ef...
The economics advantage: assessing the value of climate change actions in agriculture
International Fund for Agricultural Development 2016
Agriculture is a sector especially sensitive to climate change. It also accounts for significant emissions and is, therefore, a priority for both adaptation and mitigation plans and actions at global, national and local levels. This r...
Results 1 to 10 of 5631

More on agriculture and food


Assessing the quality of research can be a tricky business.

Our guide offers some tools and tips.