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Policy Seminar

Transforming Agriculture in Africa

The Insiders’ Perspective In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile initiatives to promote agricultural development in Africa. These initiatives attempt to address one of the most pressing development challenges in Africa: increasing…

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The State of Food & Agriculture 2012

Investing in Agriculture for a Better Future US Launch of The State of Food and Agriculture 2012, hosted by The International Food Policy Research Institute, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in…

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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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Overcoming Infrastructure Challenges to Africa’s Rural Development

Chair: Shenggen Fan, IFPRI Infrastructure in Africa is currently very limited in many countries and sectors. Though providing adequate levels of infrastructure can be a key catalyst in enhancing the growth and development of the continent, it is…

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The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Reform in India

The seminar will analyze the political economy of two fields of agricultural policy in India: fertilizer supply and electricity supply for groundwater irrigation. Subsidizing fertilizer and electricity supply has been an important component of the…

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Rural Roads and Local Market Development

A brief review of different methods for evaluating the impacts of rural road improvements will be followed by an assessment of the impacts of rural road rehabilitation on market development in rural Vietnam. The presentation will focus on the…