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.

A mobile phone used to receive cash transfers in Kenya

Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) allow poor households the choice and flexibility of allocating resources to meet the needs they find most pressing.

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

Access to rural finance is considered a key tool to reduce poverty among farmers, yet existing microcredit models have shown limited capacity to increase profitability for these farmers. Improved...