Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI)



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Asset 1PRCI logo mediumA collaborative effort among consortium partners that seeks to enhance the ability of local policy research organizations to conduct high-quality food security policy research and influence food security policy more effectively while becoming increasingly self-reliant.

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  • Institutional Capacity Strengthening: PRCI bases its approach to institutional capacity strengthening on four principles of action: co-creation, integration, customization, and excellence. These principles reflect our consortium’s vision of the best way to improve the credibility of country and regional research institutions and of their policy research results and thereby ensure that local policy makers take up and apply the results of the Lab’s global research.  
  • Collaborative Research: PRCI is committed to a process that grounds a global research agenda in local realities and priorities.  Following initial discussions among the consortium members, we propose three broad themes for this global agenda:
    • Inclusive agricultural and rural transformation to raise rural household incomes (including small farmers) , and to create more decent jobs particularly for young women and men; 
    • Development of healthy food systems, including regulatory issues and private sector engagement, in ways that address food safety and the triple burden of malnutrition; and 
    • Enhanced resilience at individual, household, national and regional levels (to climate and other sources of shocks) to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.
  • Strengthening Policy Influence: PRCI assists local institutions to assess their position within their local and regional policy system and outline what capacities they need to operate more effectively in it, bringing their research to bear on policy decision-making.

Start Date

May 15, 2019

Anticipated End Date

May 14, 2024


  • USD11 million in core funding
  • Up to USD27 million in funding from mission and bureau buy-ins and associate awards
  • Total funding of up to USD38 million
  • Funding period: June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2024 (5 years)

Partnering Institutions

  • Consortium partners
    • ReNAPRI (Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes)
    • ISSER (Institute for Statistical, Social, and Economic Research - Ghana)
    • IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)
    • Cornell University
  • Centers for Policy Leadership
    • The Economic Policy Research Center (ERPC) in Uganda
    • The Bureau of Macroeconomic Analysis (BAME) of the Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research
    •  Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food Security (PiLAF) based out of the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria
    • Kasetsart University in Thailand
  • Country Partners


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