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Jan 8th, 2021

Report: Virtual Regional Policy Dialogue Event on Enhancing Cross Border Trade and Food Security through Data and Information Sharing

With support from the European Union and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) jointly organized a virtual regional policy dialogue event on Enhancing Cross Border Trade and Food Security through Data and Information Sharing on October 7, 2020. This is the summary report of that event.
Jan 8th, 2021

Report on Rwanda National Policy Dialogue: Building Productive Capacities for Rwanda’s Agricultural Transformation, Rural Development, and Food Security

The Food Security Portal, in partnership with the Economic Policy Research Network Rwanda (EPRN), held a one-day national policy dialogue on building Rwanda's productive capacities. The event was a follow-on to the 6th EPRN Annual Economic Research Conference and emphasized engaging up-and-coming members of the policy and research communities, including policy analysts from MINAGRI, lecturers from the University of Rwanda, members of the EPRN network, students, and youth. This is a summary report of that event.
Oct 27th, 2020

Report: National Policy Dialogue on Informal Cross-Border Trade in Tanzania - Implications for Food Security and Resilience

With support from the European Commission, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and REPOA, a nongovernmental organization that conducts policy research for development, jointly organized a virtual national policy dialogue event on Informal Cross-Border Trade in Tanzania: Implications for Food Security and Resilience on October 15, 2020. This report summarizes that event.
Oct 1st, 2020

Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Bulletin, October 2020

International grain prices registered strong increases in September on production concerns and diminishing inventories, while international rice prices fell across the board amid slowdown in export demand and sales as well as the approaching main harvests in the Northern Hemisphere.
Oct 1st, 2020

Over 21 million people in DR Congo facing high levels of acute food insecurity driven by conflict, COVID-19, flooding and economic decline

In the current period (July to December 2020) out of the 66.6 million people analysed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21.8 million (33%) are facing high levels of acute food insecurity, classified in IPC Phase 3 or 4 (Crisis or worse). This figure includes 5.7 million people classified in IPC Phase 4 (Emergency).
For the projected period (January to June 2021), 19.6 million people (29% of the population analysed) are likely to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse, including more than 4.9 million people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4). The provinces of North and South Kivu, Ituri and Kasai Central have the highest number of populations facing high food insecurity.
Sep 29th, 2020

Global Report on Food Crises - 2020 September update

This September update of the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises with a special focus on COVID-19 finds that a range of 101–104.6 million people in 27 countries are classified in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) according to analyses carried out between March and September 2020, reflecting the peak situation in times of COVID-19 in countries.
Sep 23rd, 2020

Report: COVID-19 and its Impacts on Childhood Malnutrition and Nutrition-related Mortality

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducted recent analysis on economic shocks and child wasting showing an important increase in the prevalence of moderate or severe wasting among children younger than 5 years due to COVID-19-related losses in GNI per capita. To consider the implications of this analysis for Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), IFPRI, the Ethiopia National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) and the Food Security Portal (FSP) Project co-hosted a webinar on “COVID-19 and its impacts on childhood malnutrition and nutrition related mortality” on 23rd September 2020, which this report summarizes.
Sep 1st, 2020

Monthly Coffee Market Report - September 2020

Global coffee production in 2019/20 is estimated at 169.34 million bags, 2.2% lower than last year, as output of Arabica decreased by 5% to 95.99 million bags, while that of Robusta rose by 1.9% to 73.36 million bags. World coffee consumption is expected to decrease by 0.5% to 167.81 million bags as the covid-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on the global economy and greatly limits out-ofhome coffee consumption. As a result, coffee year 2019/20 is seen ending in a surplus of 1.54 million bags. This compares to a surplus of 4.4 million bags in 2018/19. The two consecutive surpluses have limited a recovery in prices, which remain below the long-term average of 135.34 US cents/lb between 2007 and 2018. The ICO composite indicator in September rose by 1.3% to 116.25 US cents/lb. It averaged 107.25 US cents/lb in coffee year 2019/20, 6.7% higher compared to 2018/19. All group indicator prices rose in September 2020 for the third consecutive month, with the largest increase occurring for Other Milds.