News: Setting priorities for policy research for development in Egypt

Egypt’s food markets are full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and the local souks feature skillfully crafted furniture, scarves, and jewelry. These products are the result of a long tradition of agricultural production, craftsmanship, and trading. However, the producers are often small businesses that find it challenging to expand production, reach new markets, and innovate. >> Read more

Special Event: Egypt SSP Launch Event

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched IFPRI’s Egypt Strategy Support Program (SSP) on March 1, 2016. The new program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will produce scientific evidence and build national capacity to raise incomes of the rural poor and improve food and nutrition security in Egypt. The objective of >> Read more

Publication: Wind and Solar Energy for Economic Development in Egypt

By: Perrihan Al-Riffai (Sr. Research Analyst – IFPRI), Julian Blohmke (Ph.D. Researcher - Maastricht University), Clemens Breisinger (Sr. Research Fellow – IFPRI), and Manfred Wiebelt (Sr. Research Fellow – Kiel Institute for the World Economy) Under certain conditions, fostering the renewable energy strategy may be a promising way to provide an urgently needed impetus for Egypt’s >> Read more

About Egypt Strategy Support Program

The Egypt Strategy Support Program (Egypt SSP) is a policy research, capacity strengthening and communication program with the main objective to reduce poverty and to improve food and nutrition security in Egypt. Egypt SSP is joint program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas >> Read more

Publication: Agricultural Research and Development Capacity in the Arab World: Positive Progress, but Challenges Remain

By: Gert-Jan Stads, Senior Program Manager - Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) Throughout the Arab world, agricultural R&D was not a political priority for decades, but when food prices rose to record highs in 2008, governments realized they could no longer neglect agricultural investment, and started looking at ways to enhance agricultural productivity.

Arab Spatial Mapping Tool

Arab Spatial is an innovative, online food and nutrition security platform comprising databases, tools and blogs with the main objective of improving food security in the Arab world through better informed policies and investment. It is managed by IFPRI and supported by CGIAR-PIM, IFAD, UN-ESCWA. Since its launch in early 2013, Arab Spatial has become >> Read more