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Property rights are still wretchedly insecure in Africa (The Economist)

Senior research fellow  Ruth Meinzen-Dick  was quoted in  an article  in The Economist about land rights and gender. Said Meinzen-Dick: “The more you increase the cost, the more likely it is that urban elites and men with more education will be able to…

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Making agriculture resilient to bad weather (China Daily)

Director General Shenggen Fan  wrote an  op-ed  in China Daily on agricultural resilience in China. He wrote that it’s critical to invest in drought-tolerant crop varieties, disaster insurance, as well as flood control and irrigation. “To build the…

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Where is Nepal’s agricultural sector headed? (The Himalayan)

The Himalayan published an  article  on agricultural policies in Nepal which mentioned IFPRI’s  research  on the demands of contract farming in Nepal and its impact on farmers. According to the research, "lentils [are] the number one agricultural export…

Press Release

Howarth Bouis Wins World Food Prize

Four scientists from a global agricultural research partnership  to be awarded the “Nobel Prize of food” in October   June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C. —Howarth “Howdy” Bouis, director of HarvestPlus, a joint venture by the International Food Policy…

Press Release

Study: Refugees can boost host economies

Refugees in Rwandan camps increased the annual real income in the local economy by over $200 June 24, 2016, Washington, DC— Refugees can have a positive effect on local economies, according to a study published this week. Using data from two refugee…

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How to Grow a Weetabix (London Review of Books)

Contributing editor James Meek spoke with IFPRI's David Laborde about food markets and subsidies for an extensive piece in the London Review of Books. "And if, as predicted, the world population peaked at ten billion – could the planet support that…