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Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

The following story by Cheryl Doss was  originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) EnGenderingData blog. Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in…

Research in Progress Blog

Leveraging agriculture for improving health

Despite a great deal of discussion about linkages between agriculture, nutrition, and health, both  inside  and  outside  the  CGIAR, until now there is almost no rigorous evidence that interventions...

IFPRI Blog

Starting small

By Jeanne Penn How can we find cost-effective, holistic, people-centered solutions to improve food security in Africa south of the Sahara? Speakers at a recent policy seminar at IFPRI’s Washington DC office revealed an innovative project underway in Tanzania…

IFPRI Blog

Meeting future food demand while consuming fewer resources

The following blog story was written by Claudia Ringler, deputy director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, in honor of  World Environment Day 2015. The theme of this year’s event on June 5th is sustainable consumption. This year’s…

IFPRI Blog

Battered but not broken

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published in the Huffington Post. While the major earthquakes in Nepal appear to have ended, the need to prepare for future disasters has not. The April 25th quake killed thousands…

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