"IFPRI’s vision is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. The vision is based on the human right to adequate food and nutrition and recognition of the inherent dignity of all members of the human family. It is a world where every person has secure access to sufficient and safe food to sustain a healthy and productive life and where decisions related to food are made transparently and with the participation of consumers and producers."
“IFPRI is one of 15 food and environmental research organizations supported by the CGIAR”.
IFPRI’s headquarters are in Washington, DC, USA, with regional offices worldwide.
IFPRI's mission is “to provide policy solutions that cut hunger and malnutrition”.
Genetic resource activities
Genetic Resource Policies for the Poor
“The conservation and improvement of genetic resources is essential for agricultural productivity for present and future generations. Fundamental changes are occurring today in the way stakeholders, including farmers, plant breeders, molecular scientists and genebank managers, use genetic resources. The research carried out under the Genetic Resource Policies theme focuses on understanding these changes, and on developing policies to promote sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity by enhancing poor farmers’ access to diverse crop genetic resources. Researchers partner with CGIAR centers, NGOs, and NARS, and other organizations in implementing research programs, carrying out policy analysis and disseminating information.” [more...]
Economic valuation of agricultural biodiversity conservation
Under the aegis of SGRP, IFPRI has been undertaking a body of work on values and incentives of agricultural biodiversity conservation in association with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). In this regard, IFPRI and ILRI organized an expert workshop on valuation tools, produced a paper entitled Valuation and Sustainable Management of Crop and Livestock Biodiversity: A Review of Applied Economics Literature, and an associated thematic bibliography Economics Literature on Crop and Livestock Genetic Resources (ECOGENLit), which is a unique collection of literature that reflects the emerging interest of applied economists in crop and livestock biodiversity. The bibliography is organized by themes and is also a complete searchable database.
To access the paper or to access ECOGENLit, click here.
Find out more about IFPRI’s work in the context of SGRP on economic valuation of agricultural biodiversity conservation.- link to valuation of grs node
Inter-Centre Working Group on Genetic Resources
Each of the CGIAR Centres has a representative on the Inter-Centre Working Group on Genetic Resources, SGRP’s steering committee. The Committee sets the strategy and priorities for SGRP and meets annually to review its workplan.