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Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development
IFPRI Blog

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.
IFPRI Blog

‘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…

 UNEP
IFPRI Blog

UN commemorates World Environment Day 2014

Climate change threatens to profoundly impact all facets of life—not least of which include agriculture and food security. For many poor people in developing nations, the impacts of climate change can spell the difference between having enough food to…

IFPRI's Shenggen Fan greets H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, before both deliver opening remarks.
IFPRI Blog

Building resilience from within

“If the past is any guide, we will face a barrage of shocks, both natural and man‐made, in the coming years. In just the past five years, we have seen a major earthquake in Haiti; drought in the Horn of Africa; earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis…

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IFPRI Blog

Collaboration helps Colombia adapt to climate change

When it comes to enacting climate change policy in agriculture, policymakers are often challenged by a range of information and input from different sectors: the research community, the private sector, and the public and policymaking community. What’s…

Climate Change Map
IFPRI Blog

Merging models to compare food security impacts of climate change

Much is still uncertain about the potential effects of climate change on agriculture, leading to widespread uncertainty surrounding the future of global food security. Leaving hunger to chance is not a plan anyone embraces, but how can people prepare…

Farmers inspect failed crops in Senegal.
IFPRI Blog

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…

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