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Improving Pastoralist Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa

The 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa affected over 13 million people, most of whom were pastoralists. This group of people earn a living by raising livestock, producing firewood and charcoal, and engaging in a variety of other non-salaried…

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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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Climate Change and Farmers

Farmers around the world are grappling with the impacts of climate change and their struggle is only going to get worse as extreme weather events, shifting weather patterns, and increased temperatures make it more difficult to grow enough food to feed…

Effects of the 2008 Food Crisis on Households in Tajikistan

Transition countries in the former Eastern bloc have struggled with economic decline since the 1990s. The magnitude of economic decline was significantly higher in Tajikistan than that in other countries in the region. In the 1990s the country’s…

Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

How will the world feed a growing population in the face of climate change? According to a major report released by a group of influential scientists last week, the sustainable intensification of agriculture and the elimination of food waste and loss…

World Water Day 2012

Every year, the United Nations chooses a new theme to focus people’s attention when it comes to thinking about our planet’s water resources. This year, they selected “Water and Food Security”- a topic near and dear to the hearts of IFPRI and its many…

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,…

Climate Change and Food Security

Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on the…

Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges

The World Trade Organization this week hosted a public forum, “Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges”, which discussed the future of the multilateral trading system. The forum addressed four main topics related to global trade: food security,…

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