On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research.
Despite being the largest producer in the world, India has persistently faced a deficit in pulses for over two decades. For the past three decades, the annual production of pulses in the country has stagnated at around 11-14 million tons. With limited production and rising demand (because of increase in population), the resulting demand-supply gapRead more
Cross-posted from the IFPRI website written by Rebecca Sullivan As climate change spurs increasingly unpredictable weather—such as droughts and floods—farmers find themselves on the defensive. Unpredictable weather wreaks havoc on both harvests and farmers, particularly smallholder farmers ill-equipped to absorb these weather-related shocks. Because of the inconsistent harvests due to such shocks, farmers are less likely to investRead more
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Despite being self-sufficient in food production, access and distribution of food pose a major challenge for the food security of the country. An efficient public distribution system goes a long way in moving surplus to regions with demand, thus avoiding wastage of resources and workingRead more
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Agriculture being major source of livelihood and employment in Nepal, and is effected by low productivity, traditional farming practice and lack of connectivity with markets. Fragmented landholding with limited access to market and knowledge to sell its produce results in slow progress. Promotion of contractRead more