Agricultural Transformation

IDPI supports governments in developing countries to make agricultural transformation successful for smallholder farmers and other value chain agents. We also realize technical analyses and provide policy advice to help farmers better connect to markets and access the inputs they need. Based on in-depth analysis, IDPI helps to make agricultural transformation a fully integrated part of the broader process of structural transformation. 

Food Security and Nutrition

Based on its in-depth understanding of food and nutrition security challenges, IDPI helps define, assess or reform programs, policies or strategies to promote food and nutrition security at national, regional and global levels. IDPI develops actionable and inclusive responses to address food insecurity, hunger, poverty, low productivity and environmental degradation through comprehensive approaches that focus on building sustainable livelihoods. 

Transforming the food and agricultural sector requires an in-depth understanding of production, markets, investment, poverty, sustainability. At IDPI, we work across all those dimensions to provide policy solutions that meet country's needs.

Agricultural Development

The performance of the agricultural sector depends on a combination of natural endowments, technology, finance, as well as policies and institutions that enable agricultural growth. IDPI supports the formulation of policies and programmes to create a more enabling environment that allows farmers and agribusiness to invest and prosper.  Based on years of experience, IDPI is also uniquely placed to advise on institutional changes that spur the development of a market oriented agricultural sector. 

Access to Markets

Better access to agricultural markets is essential to improve the incomes of rural families. IDPI carries out rigorous agricultural market and commodity analyses to identify opportunities for growth in agricultural production, economic development in rural areas and poverty reduction. Based on these analyses, IDPI provides policy advice to governments that wish to boost access to markets, reduce costs and make smallholder farmers thrive.

Sustainable Value Chains

To assist policy-makers, analysts as well as project designers, IDPI provides services to understand and apply the concept of sustainable food value chain development. In its advice for adequate policy and project interventions, IDPI integrates the multidimensional concepts of sustainability and value-added decomposition as well as distribution along the value chain. By doing so, IDPI produces compelling evidence on the role of sustainable and efficient food value chains as engine for agricultural development, poverty reduction and food security.


Trade is of key importance to enable farmers in developing countries reap the benefits of the USD 1.7 trillion global market in agricultural products. IDPI conducts reviews and analysis of issues in agricultural trade to assist policy makers in their trade policy decisions. We also offer services to analyze alternative trade policy scenarios and assess their impact on the performance of the agricultural sector. 

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