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Climate Change and Agriculture in Southern Africa

The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new…

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Good Reasons for Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Research

This blog story by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow   Alex De Pinto   was originally posted on Tim Thomas’ Much Ado About Something blog. It is now widely recognized that natural resource use in many developing countries, from crop production to…

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Low carbon agriculture

According to IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  and Senior Research Analyst  Tolulope Olofinbiyi, world agriculture has reached a crossroads. Rising incomes; changing population, demographics, and consumer preferences; growing natural resource…

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Resilient to Drought, Resilient to Conflict

Could building Somalia’s resilience to weather shocks help bring an end to its civil war? That’s precisely what researchers  Jean-Francois Maystadt,  Olivier Ecker, and  Athur Mabiso  discuss in their paper  “Extreme Weather and Civil War in Somalia: Does…

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Coping with Climate Change in West Africa

Today, IFPRI launches West African Agriculture and Climate Change, the first of three monographs on climate change and agriculture in West, Central, and Eastern Africa. The monographs result from a research project headed by IFPRI Senior Researcher …

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Geographical information systems – not just a tool for geeks

By CGIAR Consortium. Originally posted in Consortium News South Sudan’s Sudd wetland is a vast area which affects water supply, livelihoods and biodiversity far beyond its borders. Yet until recently, there was scant scientific data on this, one of…

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Coping with Climate Change in the Asia Pacific Region

Climate change could cause the production of irrigated and rainfed staple crops to drop by 25 percent compared to a no-climate change scenario in 2050 in the Asia Pacific region. IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Mark Rosegrant shared this and other…

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The World in 2050

IFPRI’s  Mark Rosegrant  and  Siwa Msangi  spoke at the conference, offering ideas on how to improve food security in the face of climate change, water stress, and other challenges. Rosegrant shared that more than one-third of the world’s population and…

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Disappointment in Doha

The UN Doha climate change negotiations, ending tomorrow (Saturday), have been tough going. As the bottom drops out of the carbon market, negotiators are locked in dispute about renewing the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions (which expires in…

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