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Food Security Portal

The FAO’s recent announcement that global food prices reached a record high in December 2010 has once again brought food security to the forefront of global attention. The continued rise in food prices in 2010, coupled with the prediction of a…

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Information For and From Farmers

IFPRI and the  Indira Gandhi National Open University  are hosting “Agriculture Education and Knowledge Management,” a conference, in Agartala, India from August 24-26. The conference will examine methods, applications, and services to link farmers to…

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Tracking Research across the Globe

Research has shown that investments in agricultural research and extension have large impacts on agricultural productivity, poverty, and nutrition. Yet, countries under-invest in agriculture: In 2000, developing countries spent about $2 per capita on…

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Measuring the Power of Information

What type of impact can simple messages have on the behavior of the intended beneficiaries of development assistance?  In order to address this question, a research team lead by IFPRI’s Markets, Trade and Institutions Division (MTID) Director Maximo…

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Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD)

The first Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD) 2010 is being held in Montpellier, France from 28-31 March 2010. GCARD is organized by the  Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)  in collaboration with the Consortium…

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Renewed Grant for the Program for Biosafety Systems

On October 1, 2008, the United States Agency for International Development awarded the IFPRI-managed Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS), a partnership program for biosafety capacity development, with an additional five years of funding for a second…

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Nanotechnology, Food, Agriculture and Development

IFPRI Policy Seminar- June 18, 2008 Imagine eating foods without absorbing harmful allergens and cholesterol into your body. Imagine farmlands in developing countries with environmental sensors that automatically release pesticides and fertilizers…

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Impacts of a ‘Food for Education’ Program in Bangladesh

Standing Panel on Impact Assessment: Science Council Brief Number 3 As part of the overall CGIAR 2005 annual performance measurement exercise, the Science Council received 30 individual case studies of Center impact. These were the best examples of…

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