The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI
) was established in 1975 to identify andanalyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting food needs of thedeveloping world on a sustainable basis, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and onthe poorer groups in those countries. While the research effort is geared to the precise objective of contributing to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition, the factors involved are many and wide-ranging, requiring analysis of underlying processes and extending beyond a narrowly dened foodsector. The Institute’s research program reects worldwide collaboration with governments and private and public institutions interested in increasing food production and improving the equity of its distribution. Research results are disseminated to policymakers, opinion formers, administrators, policy analysts, researchers, and others concerned with national and international food andagricultural policy.
About IFPRI Food Security in Practice series
The Food Security in Practice technical guide series is designed for development practitioners.The guides are based on IFPRI research and enable project personnel in the eld to take research from analysis to action. Each volume addresses informational and methodological issues that practitioners confront during the life of a project and presents the lessons learned from research onspecic development issues. Relevant research and operational concepts are explained in easy-to-understand ways. Additional information pertaining to research analyses, methodologies, and resultsis available from IFPRI.