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    Food policy objectives in Bhutan have shifted over time. The Fifth and Sixth Five-Year Plans (1981-86 and 1987-92) called for self-sufficiency in staple foods. However, recent Five-Year Plans and the 2007 Bhutan National Food Security Strategy ...
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    Bhutan has been characterized by good economic growth (9% annually) in the 9th Five-Year Plan (2002-2007) and is further continuing on this growth path. As domestic incomes rise because of this growth, Bhutanese consumers are expected to shift ...
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    Agricultural cooperatives in Ethiopia have received significant attention by researchers over the past ten years, highlighting their potential strength and limitations (e.g. Bernard et al. 2010, Francesconi 2010). This short note seeks to provide ...
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    This note is based on findings produced under the Harmonized Support for Agriculture Development project (HSAD) managed by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA); financed by the United States Agency for ...
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    In spite of its remote and land-locked location, Bhutan has been relatively successful as an agricultural exporter. The value of agricultural exports has grown at an annual rate of almost 9% since 2000. Taking advantage of the cooler climate, ...
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    Good health and productive agriculture—both essential in the fight against poverty—are interlinked, as good health requires productive agriculture and productive agriculture requires healthy people. Consideration of these linkages throughout the ...
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    Changes in prices and income, due to shocks or economic growth and reform, influence the overall and food consumption levels of poor households. However, it is often not clear to what extent they are affected by these factors and what ...
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    The goal of Helen Keller International’s Enhanced-Homestead Food Production (E-HFP) program is to improve the nutritional status of infants, young children, and mothers through improved access to nutritious foods year-round and the adoption of ...
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    This brief is based on the results of a research project funded under the competitive grants program of the 2020 Vision Network for East Africa. A research report with the same title is available upon request.
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    This brief discusses a new breed of ultra-nourishing crops capable of alleviating malnutrition in even the most hard-to-reach populations-crops such as rice loaded with iron, maize packed with zinc, and wheat strengthened with vitamin A. These ...
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    Number 2 in a series of IFPRI briefs on biotechnology and genetic resource policies. The briefs present syntheses and synopses of research conducted by a team from IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division and several ...
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    The goal of CARE-Bangladesh’s Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project (SDVCP) is to improve the dairy-related incomes of 35,000 households in northwest Bangladesh. To achieve its goal, SDVCP addresses the major challenges to improving ...
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    Landesa supports a micro-land ownership program for india’s landless agricultural laborers that strives to reduce poverty through improved homestead development in the state of West Bengal, India. The program works through the state government ...
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    This brief is based on the results of a research project funded under the competitive grants program of the 2020 Vision Network for East Africa.
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    The KickStart International project’s objective is to increase crop production and productivity through the use of human-powered, low-cost micro-irrigation pumps. Direct benefits of the project include increased incomes and improved food security ...
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    “Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the countries of the Central Asia region have undertaken varying levels of policy reforms in their food, agricultural, and natural resources sectors. Despite these reforms, available evidence ...
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    According to a widely accepted definition from the Food and Agriculture Organization, food security is achieved when “when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary ...
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    Updated January 2014 This study compares the effects that different technologies have on crop yields and resource use, particularly arable area, water, and nutrients. By modeling technology-induced changes in crop yields, the analysis also helps ...
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    The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project was launched in 2009 to reduce food and income insecurity in South Asia through accelerated development and deployment of new cereal varieties, sustainable management practices for crop ...
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    Access to, control over, and ownership of assets are critical components of well-being. Assets can be used to generate income, as collateral for access to credit, and as stores of wealth. They can also be used to cope with shocks such as natural ...
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    The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) project was launched in 2009 to reduce food and income insecurity in South Asia through accelerated development and deployment of new cereal varieties, sustainable management practices for crop ...
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    More than one-third of Yemen’s population is food insecure. Food security means that there is enough food for everyone in the country and that the available food provides the right nutrients to ensure a healthy population. In order to guarantee ...
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    BRAC’S Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR-TUP) program aims to assist the ultra poor in rural Bangladesh to rise out of extreme poverty and access mainstream development programming. CFPR-TUP Phase 2—the ...
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    Reflections on the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) “The [Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture] Index is designed to be comparable across countries and to track changes over time so we can see whether there has ...
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    The use of modern agricultural inputs is considered the key to raising crop productivity and overall agricultural production in Ethiopia. The government places high priority on making modern agricultural inputs, particularly fertilizer and ...
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    This study attempts to identify the impacts of land tenure institutions on the efficiency of farm management based on a case study of smallholder rubber production in customary land areas of Sumatra. Our study site is a typical rubber-growing ...
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    The National Food Security Strategy addresses food security at the national level (macrolevel food security) and at the household and individual levels (microlevel food security), emphasizing that improving food security is a cross-sector ...
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    The 2007–08 global fuel crisis was a stark reminder of the fact that petroleum subsidies strain public finances, distort markets, and provide only a blunt tool for improving food security and fighting poverty. As a consequence, several ...
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    Water resources are rapidly dwindling in Yemen, and Sana’a might be the first capital city in the world to go dry. Groundwater levels in many regions are falling rapidly and many households lack sufficient water for drinking, washing, and ...
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    Les nutritionnistes et prestataires d’assistance alimentaire sont depuis longtemps conscients que la malnutrition des enfants a des effets nuisibles qui peuvent durer toute la vie. Malgré l’attention et les ressources considérables investies pour ...
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    A meta deste estudo é comparar os efeitos que diferentes tecnologias têm sobre as produções de culturas de milho, arroz e trigo e o uso de recursos, particularmente a área da cultura, água e nutrientes. Ao modelar as mudanças induzidas pelas ...
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    India’s central development strategy should be to systematize structural and sector-specific measures the government can implement immediately to promote nutrition security while not losing sight of the long-term changes needed to create a ...
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    Agricultural productivity increases are one of the desired outcomes from sensible food security and agricultural policies. Increased productivity might lead to improved welfare of rural populations through several pathways. First, increased ...
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    This brief summarizes findings of part two of a three-part quantitative and qualitative research study into the dynamics of poverty, which was collaboratively undertaken by researchers of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, the International ...
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    This brief summarizes key findings from part one of a three-part quantitative and qualitative research study into the dynamics of poverty, which was collaboratively undertaken by researchers of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, the ...
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    Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have become a popular tool to reduce poverty and inequality in the short run and to promote investments in human capital. CCTs are now present in almost all parts of the developing world, especially in Latin ...
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    Land O’Lakes’ Manica Smallholder Dairy Development )rogram (MSDDP) in Manica province, Mozambique, has two primary objectives: 1) rebuilding Mozambique’s dairy industry to meet market demand and 2) increasing smallholder farmers’ incomes through ...
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    This brief is based on the results of a research project funded under the competitive grants program of the 2020 Vision Network for East Africa.
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    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
  • Project Papers and Notes
    The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index is an innovative tool composed of two sub-indexes: one measures how empowered women are within five domains, and the other measures gender parity in empowerment within the household. This case ...
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    The goal of the Harvestplus Reaching End Users (REU) orange sweet potato (OSP) project is to increase vitamin A intake and improve vitamin A status among vulnerable populations (women and children) in rural Uganda by introducing ...
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    The 2007–08 global fuel crisis was a stark reminder of the fact that petroleum subsidies strain public finances, distort markets, and provide only a blunt tool for improving food security and fighting poverty. As a consequence, several ...
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    More than one-third of Yemen’s population is food insecure. Food security means that there is enough food for everyone in the country and that the available food provides the right nutrients to ensure a healthy population. In order to guarantee ...
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    Water resources are rapidly dwindling in Yemen, and Sana’a might be the first capital city in the world to go dry. Groundwater levels in many regions are falling rapidly and many households lack sufficient water for drinking, washing, and ...
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    The National Food Security Strategy addresses food security at the national level (macrolevel food security) and at the household and individual levels (microlevel food security), emphasizing that improving food security is a cross-sector ...