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Collective action: the poverty-reducing power of groups

It all comes down to power. That’s one major point from a new IFPRI issue brief that contends that collective action—when a group decides to act together to form a voluntary institution—and property rights have a strong and beneficial impact on a…

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The Price of Party Going

What do droughts, food price spikes, and weddings have in common? They all have the potential to drive poor people further into poverty. A new IFPRI discussion paper reveals that frequent socializing is an unexpected reason why the health of children…

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IFPRI Alumna Wins Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution

Two women making great strides in reducing hunger and poverty in Africa—both of whom have ties to IFPRI— were tapped today as recipients of a prestigious, Africa-focused prize. Yara, a Norwegian fertilizer producer, awarded Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin,…

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The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Children Left Behind

China’s cities are attracting rural residents in droves. Since the 1990s, the number of Chinese migrating to urban centers from the countryside to find jobs has spiked. According to estimates, some 79 million rural residents migrated to cities in…

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Addressing the Ripple Effects of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

A  UNAIDS  report released in advance of the  19th International AIDS Conference  taking place this week in Washington reveals that the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS is declining and the number of people receiving treatment—including those in…

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Strategies for African Agriculture

The new book  Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture, Economywide Perspectives from Country Studies  builds on and adds to knowledge about why Africa has enjoyed ongoing economic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance…

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Workshop Highlights IFPRI’s Research in Uganda

Researchers, practitioners, donors, and government officials gathered in Kampala Wednesday, June 27, for a workshop to showcase IFPRI’s ongoing research in Uganda and to facilitate discussions about current topics in agriculture and nutrition. Todd…

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Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya

AGRODEP has published the first paper in its new  Working Paper series.  Poverty, Growth, and Income Distribution in Kenya: A SAM Perspective, by  Wachira Rhoda Gakuru  and Naomi Muthoni Mathenge, examines the relationship between demand-driven shocks and…

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Challenging the Environmental Migration Myth

Some experts believed that by 2010, up to 50 million “environmental refugees” would flee their lands due to the dramatically negative effects of climate change. Such claims, however, are not based on the actual responses of households and communities…

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A Green Economy and the Poor

One of the pillars of discussion at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be the green economy—an economy that pursues growth while promoting sustainable development through efficient use of resources, in particular…

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