News: UN – Reaching Food Security Goal Unlikely by 2030, Unless…

By: Nadim Khouri, Chair of the Arab Food and Nutrition Security Blog On July 17, 2017 the UN Statistics Division released its (first, substantive) annual SDG Report. A quick recap: the SDGs are the Sustainable Development Goals agreed to by basically all countries of the World and that would lead to significant improvements in 17 areas of development. Everyone should >> Read more

News: Food Policy Experts’ Insights on Urbanization and Food Security

Mai Mahmoud (IFPRI-Egypt) Rapid urban growth represents opportunities and challenges for food and nutrition security around the globe. Over half of the world’s population now live in cities; and by 2030, the share of people living in urban areas is projected to overtake the share living in rural areas in most MENA countries. The combination of >> Read more

Training: A First Step Towards a Multi-Agency CGE Modeling Team for Evidence Based Policy Advice in Egypt

Yumna Kassim (IFPRI-Egypt) As the impact of Egypt’s macroeconomic policy reforms is being felt by people and businesses, the impacts of these reforms vary across different sectors and household groups. What we know so far from statistics by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE 2017a) is that – likely largely driven by the flotation of >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with FEPS – Cairo University: Egypt Launch of IFPRI’s 2017 Global Food Policy Report

May 24th, 2017 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Location: Sawiris Hall, First Floor - New Building Faculty of Economics and Political Science (FEPS)| Cairo University The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to invite you to its Egypt Seminar Series. The series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina: How to make Agriculture Climate Smart in Egypt?

May 9th, 2017 11:00 am to 2:30 pm Location:  Bibliotheca Alexandrina, El-Shatby, Alexandria - Egypt  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is pleased to invite you to its Egypt Seminar Series. The series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented >> Read more

News: Untapped Potentials of Aquaculture in Egypt

Egypt is the ninth largest global aquaculture producer and accounts for 66% of African farmed fish but there are still significant opportunities for expansion. This is important as farmed fish is the cheapest source of animal-produced protein in a country facing serious nutritional deficiencies including child stunting (31%), maternal anemia (44.1%) and maternal obesity (25%).

Training: Analyzing Food Security and Nutrition in Egypt Using the HIECS

Fatma M. Abdelaziz (IFPRI-Egypt) The Household Income, Expenditure, and Consumption Survey (HIECS) is one of Egypt’s most important nationwide surveys. HIECS provides a large pool of data on household expenditures and consumption. The Egyptian government relies on these data to measure national poverty rates, living standards, inflation, and the like. But can even more be learned >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with WorldFish: The Role of Aquaculture in Improving Food Security, Income & Employment in Egypt

March 28th, 2017 Location: Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy (CCICRE) - within the headquarters of the Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Giza, Egypt The Seminar Series provides a platform for all people striving to identify and implement evidence-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. The series is part of the United >> Read more

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Santiago Levy Algazi: From Food Subsidies to Conditional Cash Transfers in Mexico

Insights and Experiences from Progresa-Oportunidades                                    This video was presented at the IFPRI Egypt Seminar: "Economic Development, Nutrition, and Social Safety Net Reforms in Egypt"

News: Exploring Egypt’s Exceptionalism and the Role of Food Subsidies

Tracy Brown Egypt is a special case among middle-income countries that experience high economic growth: Rather than seeing a drop in chronic child undernutrition during its high-growth period in the 2000s, Egypt experienced a rise in child stunting and a further increase in the “double burden of malnutrition”—that is, the simultaneous presence of chronic undernutrition >> Read more