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The Truth about Women in Agriculture

Have you heard the statistic that while women account for 60 to 80 percent of global food production, they own only 2 percent of the world’s land? If you work in international development, you most likely have come across such “gender myths.” At a…


IFPRI Insights Magazine

The latest issue of  IFPRI Insights  sheds light on how IFPRI researchers are tackling the big questions related to food policy, from farm to table to the global marketplace. Composed of articles, interviews, and infographics, the November 2013 issue…

Farmers inspect failed crops in Senegal.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The following is an excerpt of a story originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) website. The good and the bad will not balance each other out. We need to prepare for the ugly. It's not…


In the Market for Better Health

Properly functioning markets play a key role in improving the economic well-being of poor populations. But a recent IFPRI event highlighted how markets can do even more, reaching beyond economics to have an important impact on health outcomes. On…


Investing in Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

The following story originally was published on the  website for the IFPRI 2020 Policy Conference & Consultation on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”. Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers requires integrated…


Agriculture in Africa

This blog story  by  Eva Donelli  was originally posted on the  Devex Development News site. The agricultural sector’s growth has lagged behind national economic growth in Africa, according to an International Food Policy Research Institute study. Given…


Dream Deferred?

It is a problem that extends far beyond the borders of a single country: Exponentially growing populations and a finite pool of resources needed to support them, including land, water, food and energy. In Ethiopia, expanding populations and shrinking…


Based on what we know, can Kenya plan its climate future?

The following post was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on  Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security's News Blog Kenya appears to be booming. In the last decade, shiny office buildings have sprung up along the edges of equally…


Riding out the storm

Although climate change is poised to deeply impact both developed and developing countries, a shifting climate poses a particularly pernicious threat to developing countries that may lack the resources to contend with the challenges it will bring,…