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Economics of Land Degradation

A recent IFPRI/ZEF study on the economics of land degradation was a topic of discussion at this week's UN High-Level meeting on desertification. Andris Piebbalgs, the EU commissioner for development, cited the research findings in his speech to the…

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The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partners with Government of Germany to organize the international “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus–Solutions for the Green Economy” to be held in Bonn, Germany…

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Migration: A Mechanism to Manage Agricultural Risk

As we increasingly recognize the far reaching impacts of climate change, research has turned greater attention to the concept of environmentally-induced migration. Vulnerable populations such as the poor and landless are more likely to migrate as a…

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The world’s freshwater supply is in demand—and under threat

Essential to sustaining life and supporting a healthy environment, water is also imperative for economic growth. Yet as water demand for household, industrial, and agricultural uses grows—especially in the developing world—watersheds and irrigated…

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Drying out

This fall, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, an effort to protect and preserve drylands, currently under threat from desertification, land…

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PBS Director Participates in Town Hall Discussion

The director of IFPRI’s  Program on Biosafety Systems (PBS),  Judy Chambers, participated in an October 12  panel discussion  on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity practices at Iowa State University in Des Moines, Iowa. Hosted by Iowa State,…

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Effective and efficient water allocation in the Yellow River Basin

A set of seven policy  notes  (see policy briefs under outputs) recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute and its collaborators, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Center for Chinese Agricultural…

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Irrigating Africa

The missing piece of Africa’s agriculture puzzle A new IFPRI research paper,  What is the Irrigation Potential for Africa? A combined biophysical and socioeconomic approach, provides an overview—and offers solutions to—Africa’s…

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