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    Research on which this report is based was initiated in 1986 in the aftermath of severe famines in several African countries in 1985 Famine in Africa: A Special Case? Famine the human tragedy that was prevalent throughout the world earlier ...
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    A large body of literature makes the argument that commercialization of agriculture has mainly negative effects on the employment, incomes, food production and consumption, health, and nutrition of the poor. In Commercialization of Agriculture, ...
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    Technological advances developed through R&D have supplied the world with not only more food, but better food. This report looks at issues raised by this changing environment for agricultural productivity, agricultural R&D, and natural ...
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    Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization tells how agricultural growth can be accelerated so as to have a major impact in generating demand for output from the labor-intensive rural sector.
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    Despite continuing food crises in the developing world, agricultural development assistance from major governments and international institutions has declined since the early 1980s. Aid to Agriculture: Reversing the Decline, an IFPRI Food Policy ...
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    In a report written by international experts in agricultural economics, health, anthropology, and nutrition…the authors examine the impacts of HIV and AIDS on labor markets and wages, household income and consumption dynamics, and on the ...
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    While acute famines may appear to be similar across continents, their causes, their victims, and the policies needed to respond effectively to famines differ immensely. The authors seek to fill in empirical and conceptual gaps that continue to ...
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    “This report comes out of ongoing IFPRI research on the important issue of aid to agriculture and forms part of IFPRI’s broader mission of reducing hunger around the world”—Preface.
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    This IFPRI Food Policy Statement compares the investment made by the U.S. Agency for International Development in CGIAR research with the contributions that investment has made to U.S. farm production. Using wheat and rice to illustrate the gains ...
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    International agricultural research is expanding beyond the development of annual crop technologies for individual farms to the development of longer-tern natural resource management techniques for entire landscapes. But technologies of practices ...
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    “Irrigation is critical to food security and economic growth in contemporary India. The performance of irrigation systems is of serious concern to farmers who rely on them for their crops and livelihoods and to governments that have ...
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    The authors examine the many complex factors that influence decisions made by households about how they spend time, money, and other resources. It shows that a more complete understanding of intrahousehold behavior can increase the likelihood ...
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    The authors address questions such as: (1) how do parents allocate land and education between sons and daughters? (2) how do changing returns to land and human capital affect parents’ investments in children? (3) what do gender differences ...
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    The devastating environmental effects of deforestation and the exploitation of other natural resources in the developing world have been well documented, yet their impact on local communities has received far less attention. This report looks at ...
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    The devastating environmental effects of deforestation and the exploitation of other natural resources in the developing world have been well documented, yet their impact on local communities has received far less attention. This report looks at ...
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    Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has transformed its food markets and food policies to free the country from the constant threat of famine. The authors, in this report, describe this remarkable transformation.
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    Throughout the twentieth century improvements in agricultural productivity have been closely linked to investments in agricultural research and development (R&D), but since the 1970s many countries have made major changes in the way they fund ...
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    “Since the early 1980s, almost all African governments have embarked on economic reform programs to reduce state intervention in the economy and to allow markets to play a larger role. In the agricultural sector these programs were designed ...
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    The authors examine the lessons that rural financial institutions such as banks and cooperatives can learn from the informal lending sector. They also considers the roles government should play in the provision of financial services. The ...
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    In 1999 the global population surpassed 6 billion. Never before in human history has the population of Earth been as great as it is today, and never before has it grown so rapidly within one century. Even though population growth is now slowing, ...
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    This report assembles and assesses new evidence regarding investments in agricultural R&D, tracking global trends over the past several decades, and highlighting the critical importance that the accumulated stock of scientific knowledge has ...
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    Much more must be learned about the links among agricultural growth, poverty alleviation, and the sustainable use of natural resources, and the factors that condition these links. This report examines the complex issues associated with this ...
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    “Agricultural growth is essential for fostering economic development and feeding growing populations in most developing countries. As land and water become increasingly scarce, this growth will depend more and more on yield-increasing ...
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    Per Pinstrup-Andersen brings together a group of distinguished authorities to improve the understanding of how nutrition policies are formulated within larger political and economic contexts and how public-sector agencies behave with regard to ...
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    In this original study Robert Paarlberg examines local policy responses to GM crop technologies in four important developing countries: Brazil, India, Kenya, and China.
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    The initial success of microfinance programs in the 1970s led pioneers to think that many essential problems of the poor might be resolved by access to credit alone — the ability to acquire assets, to start businesses, to finance emergency ...
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    This report comes out of ongoing IFPRI research and activities conducted as part of the 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment initiative, which aims to generate information to eradicate hunger, prevent poverty, and protect ...
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    This report, brings together the latest evidence on the key roles that women play in ensuring food security and examines ways to strengthen the three pillars of food security through policies and programs that enhance women’s abilities and ...
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    By the year 2020 the world’s population is projected to grow by some 30 percent, become more urban, and have more income. Meeting the world’s food needs under these conditions will have profound implications for the world’s ...
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    In World Food Trends and Future Food Security, an IFPRI Food Policy Statement, Director General Per Pinstrup-Andersen looks at recent world food trends and asks if the positive production trends of the past 30 years are likely to continue. Or, as ...