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Special Event: Webinar on new Global Foresight for Food and Agriculture Tool

Dec 1st, 2019 • by Sara Gustafson

Join the Food Security Portal (FSP), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) in the launch of the global foresight tool Impacts of Alternative Investment Scenarios. The tool was recently developed by IFPRI’s IMPACT model team and the FSP. The Global Foresight tool provides researchers and policymakers with a flexible way to explore the impact of various agricultural investment scenarios on agricultural production, productivity, and hunger for the period 2010-2050.

Best Practices: Early Warning Early Action Systems

Mar 12th, 2019 • by Sara Gustafson

According to the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises , an estimated 124 million people worldwide face crisis-level or worse food insecurity, largely as a result of conflict and political instability or extreme weather events.

New World Bank Atlas Examines Progress Toward SDGs

Apr 27th, 2017 • by Sara Gustafson

The World Bank recently released its 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals , which tracks progress on global and country-level progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth by the UNDP in 2015. The atlas breaks down each of the 17 SDGs and uses maps and other data visualizations to illustrate trends, global-level and country-level analysis, and comparisons between countries.

ICTs to Improve Food Security and Aid Agricultural Initiatives

Feb 7th, 2017 • by Sara Gustafson

Research shows that the global growth of information and telecommunication technologies (ICTs) has resulted in significant development opportunities, especially in rural areas. ICTs can improve households’ agricultural production and profitability, increase job opportunities, and encourage the adoption of healthier practices and more effective risk management techniques.

New Tool Tracks Food and Agriculture Policies

Jan 14th, 2016 • by Sara Gustafson

Knowing which types of policies are appropriate in a given country’s political, economic, and social context is key to ensuring that enacted policies are truly effective and inclusive. This is especially true for agriculture and food security, when well-timed and targeted policies can have significant effects on vulnerable populations.