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Famine in Africa (Voice of America)

With the UN declaring some three million people in East Africa on the verge of famine, Voice of America's "Africa 54" spoke with Senior Research Fellow Ephraim Nkonya about how African nations can avoid such acute food crises. Nkonya explains how…

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Study Shows Hydropower’s Surprising Downsides

A groundbreaking paper based on a collaborative project between IFPRI and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds hydropower and irrigation often come into direct competition. 

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Nigeria Needs Federal-State Synergy to Tackle Food Security (Naij.com)

Overlapping responsibilities between Nigeria's federal and state government levels has led to poor coordination in public spending, according to a report of a lecture by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Tewodaj Mogues. She acknowledged current efforts to…

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Record Wheat, Foodgrain Output Likely in 2016-17 (Business Standard)

India is forcasting record wheat production in 2016 and 2017, according to a report in the Business Standard newspaper. IFPRI South Asia Director P.K. Joshi says that the reason for this record production despite demonetization is that 80 per cent of…

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For Growth to Continue, China Must Innovate

While China’s unprecedented late-20 th century growth was fueled by low labor costs and an enormous labor force, that easy growth is ending, argues a new article in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. “From ‘Made in China’ to ‘Innovated in China:’…

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Raw deal for small and marginal farmers (Financial Express)

While Bangladesh's agricultural sector provides an important economic growth engine, its growth rate has slowed from six percent to one percent in recent years. An important survey from IFPRI sheds some light on the culprit, according to Bangladesh's…

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Farmers Rattled by NAFTA Renegotiation (Mishtalk)

Mishtalk, an economics blog, reported on analysis from Senior Research Fellow Joseph Glauber about the likely impacts of a trade war on U.S. Agriculture. According to Glauber, U.S.Agricultural exports averaged $142 billion in recent years, with a…

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Report Shows Chinese Home Prices Inflated by Marriage Competition

The rapid rise of home prices in many Chinese provinces can most readily be explained by the drive to attract a prospective sexual partner, finds a new analysis from the International Food Policy Research Institute. “Home Ownership as Status…

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Former IFPRI Director Appointed to RBI Board (Times of India)

Former IFPRI director Ashok Gulati was named to the board of the Reserve Bank of India, according to the Times of India. Gulati was previously chairman of India’s Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, and was director of IFPRI from 2001 to 2011. 

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