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Coping with Climate Change in West Africa

Today, IFPRI launches West African Agriculture and Climate Change, the first of three monographs on climate change and agriculture in West, Central, and Eastern Africa. The monographs result from a research project headed by IFPRI Senior Researcher …

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Putting farmers at center of targeted investments in agriculture

One tends to think of farmers, especially low-income smallholder farmers, as the recipients of public investment for agriculture. At an IFPRI event earlier this week, a panel of experts turned that perspective around, pointing to research that showed…

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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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IFPRI launches new policy “situation room” in Bangladesh

If Bangladesh is to find a way out of poverty and poor nutrition, it needs timely and accurate information about the way its farmers are growing food, using water, accessing markets, and developing agricultural resources. Until now, such data was hard…

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Karen Brooks to Lead Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets

IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan, announced Monday that Dr. Karen Brooks has been named as Director of the new CGIAR research program on  Policies, Institutions and Markets. Brooks has worked for the World Bank for the past 20 years. For the last…

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Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets Launches Website

The  CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets, which is led by IFPRI, launched its website today. Designed to provide information about the program’s research agenda, the site also highlights related events—including the upcoming  …

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New IFPRI Book Provides Insight into Food Aid Debate

Foreign aid to developing countries is the subject of debate among economists and development specialists. While some argue that aid promotes prosperity and reduces poverty, others assert that it hurts the economy and fosters poverty. Still others…

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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,…

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IFPRI to Lead Two New CGIAR Research Programs

In January 2012 IFPRI is launching two major research programs. These CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), led by IFPRI, will bring together researchers from across the CGIAR centers to address some of the most pressing problems facing the global food…

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