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Collective Action and Property Rights Sourcebook Now in Spanish

A Spanish-language version of the popular CGIAR Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) sourcebook is now available. The sourcebook,  Recursos, derechos y cooperación Manual de herramientas de referencia sobre derechos de propiedad y…

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Why Does Poverty Persist?

Why do some people fall into the trap of chronic poverty and others are able to escape it? IFPRI convened a  panel of experts  yesterday to shed some light on factors that lead to chronic poverty, and policy actions that may help pull households out…

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Insights on Malawi's Economic Growth Strategy

Following democratization in 1994, the Malawi government put great emphasis on reducing poverty. The predominantly agrarian economy has had little rural-urban migration and Malawi’s current level of industrialization and urbanization is low by world…

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Obama Launches Africa Food Security Alliance

President Barack Obama announced today at a major food security event in Washington, DC the launch of multi-billion dollar initiative in Africa that he said is designed to “reduce hunger and lift tens of millions of people from poverty.” The G8…

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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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New Seminar Series Looks at Impact Evaluation

With more and more money being spent on international development programs, there is growing demand from donors and policymakers for evidence that such programs actually make a difference in the lives of the world’s poor. The field of impact…

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HarvestChoice Launches New Website

HarvestChoice has just made accessing data about agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa easier. Launched this week, the newly-revamped HarvestChoice website  gives easy access to interactive tools based on live databases and model simulation results. The…

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Greening Agriculture in South Asia

South Asia  is a paradox. The region enjoys high economic growth but suffers from extreme poverty, undernourishment, and the deterioration of its natural resources. It houses more than 42 percent of the world’s poor earning less than US$ 1.25 per day.…

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Price Spikes, Volatility, and Global Food Markets

The 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 food price crises have had lasting impacts on global food security, and the world will likely continue to face high prices and price volatility, given the global food economy’s structure. Since 2001, food price volatility…

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