News: Reducing food loss and waste in Egypt and beyond

Hagar El-Didi (IFPRI-Egypt) Although world food production is more than enough for everyone, almost a third of it is wasted, and achieving food security remains one of the most urgent development challenges (FAO, 2011). Around 1 to 1.3 billion tons of food production is lost annually. In the near East and North Africa region alone, >> Read more

IFPRI Egypt Seminar in partnership with FAO: Food Loss and Waste in Egypt

October 24th, 2017 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm Location: FAO premises | 11 El Islah El Zeraey St., Ad Doqi | Giza - Egypt   The IFPRI-Egypt Seminar Series is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project called “Evaluating Impact and Building Capacity” (EIBC) that is implemented by IFPRI. The seminar supports USAID’s Agribusiness for Rural >> Read more

News: Cash it out? Why food-based programs exist, and how to improve them

Harold Alderman, Ruslan Yemtsov -  IFPRI | World Bank  India’s state of Chhattisgarh faced a daunting challenge in the mid-2000s. About half of its public food distribution was leaked, meaning that it never reached the intended beneficiaries. By 2012, however, Chhattisgarh had nearly eliminated leakages, doubled the coverage of the scheme, and reduced exclusion errors to >> Read more

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