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Tandem technologies and drought-risk management in Bangladesh

As climate change spurs increasingly unpredictable weather—such as droughts and floods—farmers find themselves on the defensive. Unpredictable weather wreaks havoc on both harvests and farmers, particularly smallholder farmers ill-equipped to absorb…

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Moving into poverty?

As the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict continue to grow and intensify, so too will migration. However, what impact this increasing scale of migration has on the workforce in host communities is largely unknown. In…

Pictured, from left, are AAEA past President Julie Caswell, William Masters, and Margaret McMillan
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Leaving their mark on agricultural economics

Why are most of the world’s poorest people located in tropical countries? When historical climate data became widely available in the late 1990s, IFPRI senior research fellow  Margaret McMillan  and coauthor  William Masters  of Tufts University were…

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Mapping ways to help African agriculture

Although Africa possesses nearly half of the world’s uncultivated arable land area, the prospect of expanding agricultural production into these zones carries significant environmental risks and is not viewed by many experts as a viable solution to…

A young boy rakes away ground cover in farmland affected by wind erosion in Senegal.
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‘Let’s climate proof it’

As the impacts of our changing climate materialize and intensify, developing countries—and poor people who inhabit them—will be impacted first and to the greatest degree. Land degradation, desertification, and a dwindling global water supply pose…

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