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    This blog story by Eva Donelli was originally posted on the Devex Development News site. The agricultural sector’s growth has lagged behind national economic growth in Africa, according to an International Food Policy Research Institute study. ...
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    The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium has released the second edition of its AGRODEP Bulletin, a publication providing insights into major economic development issues in Africa. The Bulletin introduces research ...
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    The Policy Analysis and Advocacy Programme (PAAP), part of the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa, featured an IFPRI Discussion Paper in the February 2009 issue of its newsletter. The Paper, ...
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    Can Africa’s agricultural sector compete in the global marketplace? Consumable “niche” goods in the form of luxury coffee and teas from Africa are already on the shelves of such major US and UK retailers as Starbucks, Fortnum and Mason, and ...
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    The HarvestChoice initiative has launched a comprehensive collection of data products designed to better inform strategic policy and investment decisions aimed at improving farm productivity and profitability, and market development. The website ...
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    On July 20, the United Nations announced that the persistent, widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has led to famine in two areas of Somalia. The region is experiencing acute malnutrition rates of 30 percent or higher among children, ...
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    Ephraim Nkonya discussed climate change in Africa on Voice of America’s In Focus, a daily TV magazine program that brings information about Africa, the United States, and the world to viewers across Africa. Click here to see the feature ...
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    Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa ...
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    IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Claudia Ringler is presenting on “How to Ensure Sustainable Access to Water for Food in a World of Growing Scarcity” at the symposium “New Green Revolution? Meeting the Global Food and Energy Demands” ...
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    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 ...
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    In a recent article for the influential German news magazine, “Die Zeit,” IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Deborah Brautigam and coauthors Axel Berger and Philipp Baumgartner took issue with media criticism of China’s role in Africa. While some ...
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    Africa faces complex development issues that affect it both as a region and as part of the wider global growth and development debate. Despite the region’s importance to global development, however, African researchers are often constrained by a ...
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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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    The following story was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) website. A comprehensive book series by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ...