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IFPRI Research Blog

What should we expect from world growth?

New discussion paper analyzes current growth slowdown affecting the entire global economy and suggests that today's optimistic projections may be overrated.

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Starting small

How can we find cost-effective, holistic, people-centered solutions to improve food security in Africa south of the Sahara? Speakers at a recent policy seminar at IFPRI’s Washington DC office revealed an innovative project underway in Tanzania that is…

 Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse
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New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

Ensuring that small-scale farmers and producers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie is the aim of a new web resource on agricultural development. The  Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse, led by the  CGIAR Research Program on Policies,…

Pictured, from left, are AAEA past President Julie Caswell, William Masters, and Margaret McMillan
IFPRI Blog

Leaving their mark on agricultural economics

Why are most of the world’s poorest people located in tropical countries? When historical climate data became widely available in the late 1990s, IFPRI senior research fellow  Margaret McMillan  and coauthor  William Masters  of Tufts University were…

Daily corn, wheat, and soybean retail prices
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Is volatility contagious?

Food price volatility can present problems for an array of stakeholders, including countries managing their export portfolios, commodity traders, and especially farmers, as unpredictable prices may result in variable income and…

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