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Old Ghosts Resurface in New Subsidies

Historically, many Sub-Saharan African countries have seen their fertilizer subsidy programs waylaid by administrative weaknesses and corruption. Donors and development partners now promote a simpler subsidy process that works through the private…

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Uzbekistan’s Road to Food Security

Since declaring independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has adopted a rigid approach to food security that prioritizes self-sufficiency but lacks an emphasis on balanced nutrition and affordable food. Although the country produces adequate calories to feed…

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Delivering the goods?

What does the Doha Development Round bring to the table for developing countries? The  WTO Forum  invited two international experts- Jeffrey Schott from the Peterson Institute for International Economics and David Laborde from IFPRI- to discuss this…

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Talking Tomatoes

The tomato industry is important to the people of Ghana but is falling short of its potential to improve their lives and livelihoods. Tomatoes are a critical part of the Ghanaian diet and could play a key role in diversifying the country’s economy.…

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New Commodity Exchange Modernizes Ethiopia’s Farming System

Selling crops used to be a complicated process for Aweke Teshome. The Ethiopian farmer never knew the fair market price for his products, or how they rated in quality. He was forced to sell at whatever price the traders offered. Worse, with no crop…

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The Supermarket Revolution in Developing Countries

Policies for “Competitiveness with Inclusiveness” Thomas Reardon and Ashok Gulati A “supermarket revolution” has been underway in developing countries since the early 1990s. Supermarkets (here referring to all modern retail, which includes chain…

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Partnership potential

The following story by IFPRI senior research assistant  Vijay Nazareth  was  originally published on the IFPRI South Asia blog. Think of what might happen in India’s risk-prone eastern states, such as Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha, if the country’s…

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