Beyond “Slash and Burn”

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

Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

42% of the world’s poor now depend on degraded lands for food and income, yet little serious effort has been made to reverse land degradation.






China Comes Calling

This decade, the world’s fastest-growing economy has made a controversial mark on the world’s least-developed continent.






Cutting Hunger in Real Time

A partnership between IFPRI and the Government of Bangladesh feeds evidence-based research to policymakers.






Arab Spring Has Sprung

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






Local Water Woes May Have Global Consequences

Water shortages in China's Yellow River Basin could not only threaten regional food security, but also raise food prices on global markets.






Insurance in Bangladesh: What Do Farmers Want?

Farmers in Bangladesh are helping design innovative saving and insurance schemes that will help them manage risk.






Plenty of Water, but Crops Are Going Thirsty

Sub-Saharan Africa is using only a small fraction of the water it has available for irrigation, and new research points to how and where irrigation systems could be most profitably built.






Clinton at IFPRI: Horn of Africa Crisis

At her recent visit to IFPRI, Hillary Clinton talked about the links between long-term food security and food emergencies like the one unfolding in the Horn of Africa.