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Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development

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…

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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…


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…


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…


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…


Water Management Solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The drought that parched the US corn belt this summer highlighted the devastating impact of scant rain on food production. For smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where rain is rare or unpredictable—especially…