Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI)
Research-to-Policy Lead and Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
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A 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.
- 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.
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)
- 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
Confluence of climate, violence, disease, and cost shocks: vulnerability of and impacts on Nigerian Maize Traders
Published on September 6, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #20. Confluence of climate, violence, disease, and cost shocks: vulnerability of and impacts on Nigerian Maize Traders
The Impact of Chemical Fertilizer Ban on the Paddy Sector: Propensity Score Matching and Value Chain Analysis
Published on September 1, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #21 The Impact of Chemical Fertilizer Ban on the Paddy Sector: Propensity Score Matching and Value Chain Analysis
Published on August 10, 2023
PRCI Policy Brief 10. Structural Transformation in Rural Ghana: The Trends and Drivers
Published on August 1, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #19. Structural Transformation in Rural Ghana: The Trends and Drivers
Linking crop productivity, market participation and technology use among smallholder farmers: Evidence from Uganda
Published on July 26, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #18. Linking crop productivity, market participation and technology use among smallholder farmers: Evidence from Uganda.
Published on July 26, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #17. Market Power in Philippine Agricultural Markets.
Published on June 21, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #16. Thailand Seafood Trade Flow and Its Challenges will compare three industries including canned tuna, canned sardines, and frozen shrimp.
Published on June 19, 2023
CACCI Field Notes 1. Rwanda Natural Forest Cover Dynamics between 2015 and 2020.
Determinant Factors of Lao Farmers’ Engagement to Agricultural Value Chains: A Case Study of Cassava
Published on May 30, 2023
PRCI Research Paper #15. This study aims to investigate the factors that influence Lao farmers' participation in the cassava value chain.
Published on March 14, 2023
Faye, N. F., Fall, T., Reardon, T., Theriault, V., Ngom, Y., Barry, M. B., & Sy, M. R. (2023). Consumption of fruits and vegetables by types and sources across urban and rural Senegal. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies.