Priced Out of the Market

Lack of competition keeps fertilizer prices high

“These Villages Are My Laboratory”

Xiaobo Zhang takes to the road to study the realities of life in rural China.

Bottom Up

Local initiative creates a thriving cluster of potato producers in China. Now Anding has become China’s “potato capital.”






Changing Their Ways

IFPRI researcher Purnima Menon is studying how to change the behavior of families and policymakers so they’ll do the right thing for children’s nutrition.






Beyond “Slash and Burn”

Biochar—biomass burned without oxygen to form charcoal—has the potential to end the slash-and-burn cycle.






Arab Spring Has Sprung

Planning for postrevolution food security in the Middle East and North Africa is underway, and IFPRI is contributing its expertise.