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21st Century Agricultural Policies

The 2013 EU CAP and 2014 US Farm Bill With the 2013 EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the US Agricultural Act of 2014, two major actors in world markets with longstanding high levels of farm support have set their assistance programs for…

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Input Subsidy Programs in Developing Countries

What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why? After having been largely eliminated by structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and 1990s, many African countries have reintroduced large-scale input subsidy programs. The subsidy programs’ benefits, however, are…

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CGIAR: Reflections by the CEO

An update on CGIAR reform: reinvigorating global research on agriculture Abstract The CGIAR has been transformed through a reorganization over the last three years. What has been achieved? What is still left to be done? Securing a food secure future…

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Communications and Development

What information and knowledge are used in the international development sector? How is this information received, handled, and expressed? What possibilities for change arise in the way we understand our work and communicate with others if we make the…

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The Concept of Inclusive Growth

In her lecture, Dr. Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development at the Asian Development Bank, will examine the concept of inclusive growth and its policy relevance to Asia and the Pacific. She will discuss why…

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Rural Women

The U.S. Department of State and USAID have made gender equality a priority in their development and diplomacy efforts. As a flagship initiative, Feed the Future is an example of how this priority is being operationalized through policies and…

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Successes in African Agriculture

There is a new consensus today that investing in African agriculture is fundamental for reducing poverty and food insecurity on the continent. But how can this be done without repeating many of the mistakes of the past that led to widespread…

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The New Politics of Food & Farming

Abstract The politics of food and agriculture are changing fast in the 21st Century. Farm lobbies remain as dominant as ever over policy within their own sectors in OECD countries, but in the realm of culture, the sophisticated elite that claim to…

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