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    The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Extreme poverty and gender inequality are two of the most daunting challenges faced by the developing world. To tackle these challenges, many policymakers are turning ...
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    In West Bengal, nearly 40 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, despite the country’s strong economic gains in recent years. This paradox indicates that food insecurity continues to pose major challenges for India’s state and ...
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    Technology can serve as a catalyst in agriculture, shifting farmers from subsistence to profit, and spurring dramatic quality of life improvements for the rural poor in many developing countries. New technologies can also help farmers contend ...
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    The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Fertilizer use in India has exploded since the government began a subsidization program in the 1970s. National fertilizer consumption rates increased by 50% during the ...
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    September 27, 2013, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – Country experience shared at a recent conference showed that fertilizer subsidies can have huge costs, crowding out public expenditures on agricultural research, extension, rural roads and other ...
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    The following article was originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website. India’s recently introduced National Food Security Bill (NFSB)—a flagship program that will provide long term sustainable food and nutritional security for the ...
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    HarvestPlus is coordinated by IFPRI and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Iron deficiency affects nearly one quarter of the world’s population, exacting the heaviest overall toll in terms of ill-health, premature death and lost ...
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    In his August 2013 article featured in Economic and Political Weekly, Myths and Realities of Child Nutrition, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Stuart Gillespie takes on economist Arvind Panagariya on the topic of child malnutrition. In a recent ...
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    This post by Howarth Bouis, Director of HarvestPlus, which is coordinated by IFPRI and CIAT, is part of a series produced by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs marking the occasion of its annual Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, ...
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    We live in a fast changing world with fast changing trends: urbanization, globalization, industrialization, and more, all of which have a profound impact on the way food moves from field to fork along the agricultural value chain. Understanding ...
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    World Water Day 2013 begins the International Year of Water Cooperation. Today, we highlight an innovative research project that helps strengthen cooperation to protect and conserve this precious natural resource. Recently, villagers in ...
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    As a staple food in India, onions are relied upon by the wealthy, the poor, and everyone in-between. Skyrocketing onion prices mean a drastic cut in the quality of life for some, and hunger for many. In recent months, onion prices in the ...
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    Despite rapid economic growth in South Asia, its rates of child undernutrition remain the highest in the world, with nearly half of children stunted or underweight. Progress to reduce these rates is extremely slow. Ironically, most people in the ...
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    Should I buy packaged goods, or bulk? Generic or name brand? The questions long-faced by consumers at pharmacies and grocery stores are now being asked at farmers’ markets in the developing world as wholesalers and merchants try to profit with ...
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    Undernutrition is the underlying cause of death for 2.6 million pre-school children every year—one-third of all child deaths in that age group. For those who survive, poor nutrition undermines school performance and later earning capacity. And ...
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    IFPRI, in partnership with the e-Extension Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, launched the Advancing Agricultural Practice portal which aims to improve agricultural productivity and farm income for smallholder farmers across India ...
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    Chennai, Tamil Nadu– The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in partnership with the e-Extension Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), launched the Advancing Agricultural Practice portal ...
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    The Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), an attached office of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of India, collects, disseminates and publishes statistics on diverse facets of agriculture and ...
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    Though India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, many adults and children continue to be undernourished. An IFPRI paper co-authored by Derek Headey, Alice Chiu, and Suneetha Kadiyala, examines how agriculture and income growth ...
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    “The story of why hunger persists in India is long, sometimes depressing, and full of paradoxes, the central one of course being the fact that the country actually has a booming economy and robust food stocks,” says IFPRI research fellow ...
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    Agricultural development and poverty reduction depend on the effective delivery of public services to farmers and the rural poor. However, the efficient and regular delivery of public services to the poor in rural areas is hindered by ...
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    “A large proportion of the under nutrition in South Asia begins well before children are born, so it relates to gender constraints and issues related to women’s education to adolescent health to early marriage,” explains Purnima Menon, a research ...
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    Supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) As part of its continuing efforts to facilitate international consultation on the needed actions to address this challenge, the ...
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    Abstract The seminar will analyze the political economy of two fields of agricultural policy in India: fertilizer supply and electricity supply for groundwater irrigation. Subsidizing fertilizer and electricity supply has been an important ...
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    New Delhi—According to the first-ever India State Hunger Index, Madhya Pradesh has the most severe level of hunger in the country, followed by Jharkhand and Bihar. Punjab and Kerala scored the best on the Index Released today by the ...
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    New Delhi—While women comprise nearly 40 percent of South Asia’s agricultural workforce, their low social status limits them from fully reaping the benefits of their efforts. Overcoming this challenge is the focus of the two-day ...
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     by Joachim von Braun, Ashok Gulati, and Shenggen FanWhat can the world learn from the process of economic reform in China and India? Does the sequencing of reforms matter? What lessons do the experiences of in these countries offer for ...
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    Targeting rural poverty, particularly among Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes, and women, will better enable India to reach its full development potential in a sustainable manner. http://www.dailynews.lk/2005/05/16/fea03.htm