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Policy Seminar

Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. Progress in feeding the world’s billions has slowed, while the challenge of feeding its future millions remains enormous and is subject to new uncertainties in the…

Policy Seminar

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…

Policy Seminar

Regional Inequality and Harmonious Development in China

China’s spectacular achievements in economic growth and poverty reduction have been accompanied by growing inequality, which not only jeopardizes its equitable development goals but also threatens its social compact and thus, the political basis for…

Policy Seminar

School Feeding Programs: Evidence and Policy Lessons

School feeding programs have recently received renewed attention as a policy instrument for achieving the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and hunger reduction in developing countries. However, there is still debate among…

Policy Seminar

Pakistan: A Crisis within the Crises

n late 2008 there were an estimated 24 million Internally Displaced Persons spread across fifty countries around the world. Within the span of just two months in 2009, an additional 3 million persons were internally displaced from the Swat and Buner…

Policy Seminar

Reflections on The Global Food Crisis

This seminar consists of three presentations of new work on the global food crisis. Headey and Fan present an update of their earlier review of the causes and consequences of the food crisis, with new data and analysis of sources of demand growth, the…

IFPRI Seminar Series

Smart Input Subsidies and Sustainable Agricultural Development

Agricultural input subsidies were commonly used to alleviate poverty in rural areas in the 1960s and 70s. However, these types of subsidies were abolished in the late 1980s as part of structural-adjustment programs implemented by development agencies.…

Policy Seminar

Climate Change-- Adaptation and Poverty

Climate change threatens poor people, especially farmers, in developing countries. They will need help to adapt to climate change, a daunting task as droughts and floods stress agricultural systems, water sources become more variable and uncertain,…

Policy Seminar

Strengthening Social Entrepreneurship

“The Social Entrepreneurship Approach” developed by Per Pinstrup-Andersen at Cornell University in collaboration with IFPRI, Copenhagen University and Wageningen University, aims to instill in the students a social entrepreneurship mindset and to…

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