Food security includes the access, availability, and use of food for a household. Since agriculture is the largest employment sector in most low-income countries and is directly linked to a household's food security, IPA's research on food security evaluates questions aimed at increasing agricultural productivity through technology adoption, improved farming techniques, and access to food markets.

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Seasonal hunger affects 300 million of the world’s rural poor.

A mobile phone used to receive cash transfers in Kenya
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Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) allow poor households the choice and flexibility of allocating resources to meet the needs they find most pressing.

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Despite recent economic growth in Bangladesh, food insecurity remains widespread.