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Policy Seminar

Innovations in Measuring Women's Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index Women play a critical role in agriculture in developing countries, but they face major constraints that prevent them from contributing more to agricultural growth and poverty reduction. In order to remove…

Policy Seminar

Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index

USAID/FAO/IFPRI Side event, 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women Cohosts Her Excellency Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury State Minister of Women and Children Affairs, People's Republic of Bangladesh His Excellency Efraín Medina Minister…

Policy Seminar

Two Food Price Crises in Three Years

What’s Going On? What Lessons Have We Learned? International food prices began to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011, resulting in a second food price crisis in three years. Rising food inflation in many developing countries and increasing food…

Policy Seminar

African Agricultural Research and Development

Progress, Challenges, Opportunities Abstract Following a period of stagnation in the 1990s, total public agricultural research and development (R&D) spending and capacity levels in Sub-Saharan Africa have increased in recent years. However, the…