Global demand for animal proteins is steadily rising, yet livestock has an outsized carbon footprint. How to thread this needle.
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The Indian government can do more to boost incomes and reduce risks for farmers. Some suggestions.
Research in Malawi shows that farmers are more likely to adopt conservation agriculture practices when their neighbors are using them—suggesting financial incentives can help to create a virtuous circle.
An approach aimed at supporting smallholders can put them at an economic disadvantage, research shows.
A forum in Dhaka examines the promise and challenges of crop insurance for smallholders as a hedge against growing climate impacts.
Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
A 10-year collaboration between IFPRI and Helen Keller International leads to improving measures of anemia, stunting, and other benchmarks among participating children.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.
The Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference ended with virtually no progress, and hoped-for advances on food and agriculture failed to materialize. What now?