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IFPRI Researcher receives AAEA award

IFPRI senior researcher Gerald Nelson received an award yesterday at a major gathering of agricultural economists for an innovative 1997 publication that demonstrates how satellite images and other geographic data can be used to predict land use. The…

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Potential of agricultural technologies survey

IFPRI congratulates the winners of the two iPad2s, awarded to two people who took part in the survey: The Potential of Agricultural Technologies, which closed on August 15. The two winners are: • Dr. Lalith Achoth, of Bangalore, India, and • Mr. Raoul…

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IFPRI experts to have major presence at leading geospatial event

Led by IFPRI senior researcher Stanley Wood, the CGIAR’s  Consortium for Spatial Information (CGIAR CSI), which brings together geospatial researchers—those who gather, analyze and synthesize map-based data—from IFPRI’s 14 sister centers, will have…

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Strengthening the Capacity of African Researchers

Africa faces complex development issues that affect it both as a region and as part of the wider global growth and development debate. Despite the region’s importance to global development, however, African researchers are often constrained by a lack…

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IFPRI Geospatial Expert to Speak at Workshop

IFPRI senior researcher Stanley Wood will speak at a prominent gathering of geospatial experts—those who gather, analyze and synthesize map-based data—on May 23. The goal of the two-day GEOSHARE (Geospatial Open-Source Hosting of…

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Mapping Yemen

Yemen has the highest poverty rates in the Middle East and North Africa and ranks among the most food insecure countries in the world. According to IFPRI research, 42 percent of the people live in poverty and one-third suffer from food insecurity.…

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Conference on Agricultural R&D in Africa

Extensive empirical evidence demonstrates that investments in agricultural R&D have greatly contributed to economic growth, agricultural development, and poverty reduction in developing regions over the past five decades. New agricultural technologies…

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Nanotechnology’s big benefits for the poor

The “nano” revolution—a scientific movement that involves measuring and manipulating matter at the atomic, molecular, and supramolecular levels at extremely small scales–is only just beginning, but there is already powerful evidence that the…

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Taking stock of crop models

Crop systems models can help researchers estimate the future of food security under climate scenarios. Many crop models are known to exist around the world- for different crops with varying complexities, yet it is not easy to find the right model for…

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Global Hunger Index Joins the Five Star Web

What is the 5 star web? Well as Tim Berners Lee, inventor of the web, explains  in this video- the next big thing on the web is the semantic web and 2011 is the year when it will really take off. He has assigned a 5 star scheme to assess how well web…

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