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Protecting Nature, Helping Poor People

Nature preserves in at least two developing countries have reduced poverty among their human neighbors, according to a new study co-authored by IFPRI’s  Kwaw Andam. Communities living on the margins of national parks in Costa Rica and Thailand are…

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Paying the Price for Eating Meat

“Eating meat is something new now,” states Joel E. Cohen during the first annual Malthus Lecture titled “Meat,” which was delivered on March 3, 2010 in Washington, DC. According to Cohen, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations at The…

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Reducing water-based poverty in the Yellow River Basin

Water resources continue to be a major constraint for China’s Yellow River Basin, a region enjoying rapid economic growth. Researchers have documented a link between access to water for irrigation and economic well-being: non-irrigated villages have…

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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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Climate change-- a global, national, and local issue

On April 23, environmentalists, celebrities, and concerned citizens will meet in Washington, DC for a massive  Earth Day climate rally. As they gather on the National Mall to call on the U.S. government to pass a comprehensive climate bill that lays…

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Understanding Rural Poverty in Bangladesh

Rohima (not her real name), a 25-year- old woman, lives in a new corrugated iron one-room house in the Manikganj district of Bangladesh with her husband and two daughters. In 2004, her husband, a day laborer, suffered a stomach ulcer which required…

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Digging deeper—hunger, undernutrition, and poverty linkages

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. Hunger and undernutrition are said to be causes of poverty, and these concepts are often discussed together. However, the relationship between…

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The future in mind

The following story was  originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. A person’s aspirations, or goals and targets for their future, can be a driving force in their life, providing motivation and guiding their choices. But when forming…

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