FSP Blog

Advancing Research through Improved Data

Nov 19th, 2020 • by S. Gustafson

Effective food security and agricultural policies hinge on accurate, reliable, up-to-date data and information about a wide range of factors, from the cost of agricultural inputs to average regional rainfall to the local and global market price of staple crops. Such data becomes even more critical when it comes to anticipating and responding to food crises.

Webinar Wrap-up: Strengthening Food Value Chains

Nov 12th, 2020 • by S. Gustafson

Rapid urbanization, increasing incomes, and changing consumer preferences are driving massive modernization of food value chains across the developing world. To keep pace with the transformation,  policymakers and researchers need a better understanding of the implications of these changes for both producers and consumers, as well as for economies and the environment.