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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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Donor Approaches to Political Economy Analysis

The international community is increasingly focused on political economy to determine the feasibility of pro-poor policies in developing countries. Consequently, more than a dozen donor agencies have developed political economy analysis tools to…

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Social Marketing to Influence Public Behaviors

Social marketing is a proven behavior change discipline that first rose to prominence in the early 1970s. It has had a profound impact on influencing public behaviors that improve public health, prevent injuries, protect the environment, and…

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Accelerating Progress to Overcome Malnutrition

Event organized by IFPRI and FAO Malnutrition, in all of its manifestations–undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, overnutrition--is placing an intolerable burden on individuals and communities, as well as on the cultural, social, economic, and…

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Innovations in Science and Policy

Transforming the Rural Sector for Improved Food Security IFPRI-IRRI Policy Seminar While food price shocks from 2007 onward brought food security back to center stage in global discussions, climate-related challenges affecting major food-producing…

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Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Change and Weather Shocks

As the food system grows more fragile, climate change and increasingly volatile weather are reducing agricultural productivity globally. There is an urgent need for strategies to build resilience for the world’s farmers to adapt to these changing…

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Boserup and Beyond

Mounting Land Pressures & Development Strategies in Africa Evidence collected in the above titled special issue of the journal Food Policy shows that rising rural population densities and shrinking farm sizes in large parts of Africa are profoundly…

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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…

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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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