Agricultural Development Economics

Current projects

Integrated Food Security Phase Classification
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a standardised tool that aims at providing a common currency for classifying food security.

Seeds, Diversity and Development
This programme consists of applied economics research on how seed systems affect the decisions farmers make about which crops and varieties to plant.

National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme
The National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme was initiated to enhance national capacity to implement the National Food Policy and Plan of Action.

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition
The FSN Forum is an online community whose members can share their knowledge and experience on issues related to Food Security and Nutrition policies and practice.

Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme
This programme seeks to concretely improve the way in which the global community works together to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

The Sudan Institutional Capacity Programme: Food Security Information for Action
SIFSIA works with national institutions in Sudan to strengthen their capacity for generating, analysing and disseminating food security information.

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit
The FSNAU seeks to provide evidence-based analysis of Somali food, nutrition and livelihood security to enable both short-term emergency responses and long-term strategic planning.

Committee on World Food Security
The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is the United Nations' forum for reviewing and following up on policies concerning world food security.

Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies
The MAFAP project intends to help African policy-makers and other stakeholders ensure that policies and investments are supportive of agricultural development, sustainable use of natural resources and enhanced food security.

The Rural Income Generating Activities (RIGA)
This project promotes a better understanding of the role of economic activities by rural households for poverty reduction and development.

National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP)
This project supports food security related initiatives of the Government of Bangladesh, strengthens the capacity of the Government.

Long-term perspectives
Long-term papers and reports are presented on diverse topics, including investment, soaring food prices, biofuels and climate change.