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Policy Seminar

Perspectives on Energy, Water, and Agriculture

Expanding access to clean energy in low-income countries is key to development efforts.  Taking innovative ideas found in U.S. research institutions and translating and scaling these innovations to meet the demand of developing country partners is…

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CANCELLED: Tackling Soil Health Problems in Africa South of the Sahara

The policy seminar scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, from 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm at IFPRI has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience. Human health and soil health are related. Humans get nutrition from food; food gets nutrition from the soil. This…

Policy Seminar

Food, Forests, and Landscapes

Protecting Ecosytems, Feeding the Future | CIFOR-IFPRI Event The world faces the complex challenge of providing nutritious and affordable food to a rising population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, without depleting scarce natural resources. In…

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Alleviating the worst of poverty with water, resilience and innovation

The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) aims to increase the resilience of social and ecological systems through better water management for food production. In its second research phase, from 2009-2013, it focuses on key water-for-food…

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Copenhagen and Beyond

The climate change negotiations in Copenhagen: A. failed miserably, B. were rescued at the last minute, or C. resulted in a promising set of new initiatives that will ultimately lead to a binding international treaty. William Hohenstein (USDA), David…

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The Other Green Revolution

A successful example of achieving food security while adapting to climate change, catalyzed by farmers and scaled-up by effective aid. After the devastating droughts of the 1970s and 1980s, African farmers in the Sahel region mobilized to reclaim…

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Bioenergy and Agriculture

Bioenergy is the subject of increasing attention around the world. It appears to offer hope for environment-friendly energy that would also be a boon to the world’s farmers. Can bioenergy fulfill the promise claimed by its proponents? Can it become an…