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IFPRI Tackling Open Data Challenge

Luz Marina Alvarė,   IFPRI ’s Head of Knowledge Management, and Soonho Kim, Web Portal Specialist, are actively participating in the   G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture, which currently is taking place in Washington,   DC.…

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Sharing knowledge on transforming agriculture in Asia

Some of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Asia. Yet the region is still home to two-thirds of the world’s poor and the highest proportion of undernourished children. The sustainability of the region’s growth and development is persistently…

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Geographical information systems – not just a tool for geeks

By CGIAR Consortium. Originally posted in Consortium News South Sudan’s Sudd wetland is a vast area which affects water supply, livelihoods and biodiversity far beyond its borders. Yet until recently, there was scant scientific data on this, one of…

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A User’s Experience with Arab Spatial

Shahira Emara, GDNet Knowledge Services Manager in the Global Development Network’s Cairo office, shared her thoughts on the new Arab Spatial  tool. How is Arab Spatial beneficial for the Middle East and North Africa region? It’s one platform that…

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Introducing Arab Spatial: An Online, Interactive Atlas of the Arab World

The great hope that rose from the Arab awakening is being continually tested—not only by ongoing political unrest, but also by lesser known forces: volatile food prices and supplies, and grinding poverty. Translating hope to better lives rests on…

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Biofuel Policies Re-examined

As temperatures rose and crops withered throughout the US in July and August, the country’s corn ethanol subsidies came under fire. And the US is not alone. The use of food crops, such as maize, soybeans, and sugar beets, as fuel continues to generate…

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IFPRI and Open Access

IFPRI is committed to ensuring that the knowledge it generates is easily accessible. And what better time to spell out this commitment than  Open Access Week , which runs from October 22-26, 2012? Check out IFPRI’s statement on Open Access, which…

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Facilitating Long-term Investments in Agricultural Technology

After decades of declining food prices, recent food, fuel and financial crises have ushered in a new reality. As outlined in the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI)  2011 Global Food Policy Report, food prices rose dramatically in…

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