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Mapping crops to improve food security

The following article was jointly written byIFPRI researchers  Weston Anderson  and  Liangzhi You  from the  Environmental and Production Technologies Division (EPTD)  and  Evgeniya Anisimova, communications specialist for the  CGIAR Research Program on…

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Learning to Fly

Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa maintain,…

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The Hidden Costs of US and EU Farm Subsidies

The world food situation continues to be vulnerable. A series of weather-related shocks in 2012—including severe droughts in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the United States—contributed to global food prices remaining high for a fifth consecutive…

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Will food security follow the Arab Spring?

In the aftermath of the “Arab Spring”—a series of demonstrations, protests, and wars that swept through the Arab world during 2010-2011 and toppled several governments in the region—many researchers identified rising food prices and the resulting food…

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Global Food Policy Report Launched Today

2011 saw significantly increased support of agriculture and food policy as tools for global poverty reduction. It also brought serious challenges, most notably in the form of food price volatility, extreme weather shocks, famine, unrest, and…

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Integrated, sustainable, and shared growth at Davos

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos took place as the world faces slowed and uncertain economic growth and continuing shifts in economic power toward emerging and developing economies. Discussions focused on unemployment,…