Publications: South Asia

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    The following post by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad is part of an ongoing series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. Each story authored by current and former IFPRI research staff highlights a key research topic ...
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    In the drought-prone regions of East Africa and parts of South Asia, a lack of water can be the most damaging factor to a farmer’s bottom line. Agriculture is a particularly high-risk occupation in these regions, and climate shocks such as ...
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    The following story by Alexa Jay was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) news blog. In a variable and changing climate, information may be the key to unlocking successful ...
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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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    P.K. Joshi, IFPRI’s Director for South Asia, participated in the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Rice Trade Forum earlier this month in Indonesia, emphasizing that, as global food production and markets are more adversely ...
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    Press Release International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) June 10, 2013 Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013. On June 8, the UK government granted £30 million to HarvestPlus to develop and deliver six nutritious crops to several million ...
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    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 ...
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    Climate change could cause the production of irrigated and rainfed staple crops to drop by 25 percent compared to a no-climate change scenario in 2050 in the Asia Pacific region. IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Mark Rosegrant shared this and other ...
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    Why do some people fall into the trap of chronic poverty and others are able to escape it? IFPRI convened a panel of experts yesterday to shed some light on factors that lead to chronic poverty, and policy actions that may help pull households ...
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    Country and regional stakeholders from governments, researchers, non-governmental organizations, donors, and the private sector are gathering in Kathmandu November 14-16 to review and share state of the art knowledge, practical lessons, and tools ...
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    KATHMANDU, NEPAL—Country and regional stakeholders from governments, researchers, non-governmental organizations, donors, and the private sector are gathering in Kathmandu November 14-16 to review and share state of the art knowledge, practical ...
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    Agricultural policies influence the quantity and quality of foods farmers produce, as well as the portfolio of crops they grow and the production methods they use. Thus, agricultural policies have a clear impact on human health and nutrition. In ...
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    South Asia has the highest regional “hunger index”, at 22.9 (out of 100), according to the latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) released earlier this week.The report cites the low nutritional, educational, and social status of women as ...
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    More information Download presentation Download remarks Video interview In her lecture, Dr. Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development at the Asian Development Bank, will examine the concept of ...
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    An International Conference hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Universidad del Pacifico More information Conference blog Video of the conference Day 1 - Welcoming Reception Day 2 - Sessions 1-5 Day 3 - ...
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    Abstract Throughout the South Asian region, women account for about 39 percent of the agricultural workforce, working as managers of land to agricultural laborers. The well-recognized low status of women in South Asia also has implications for ...
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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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    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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    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 ...
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    Dhaka—Bangladesh’s high economic growth during the last decade has resulted in significant reductions in poverty. However, 36 million people—about one quarter of the country’s population—still face acute poverty and hunger. Addressing this ...
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    New Delhi conference highlights the challenges and strategies facing women in agriculture in the region. Conference Website
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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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    In the poor rural communities of Bangladesh, many women are entirely dependent on their husband’s often meager incomes and frequently have very little say in how the money is spent. Widows, divorced women, and deserted women fare even worse, ...
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    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 ...
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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