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Brazil’s Fomento adapted to Africa

Brazil has achieved impressive results in reducing poverty with “Fomento,” a set of large-scale, government-run social programs targeting smallholder farmers. Rural poverty in Brazil dropped dramatically from 51.4 percent in 2002 to 29.1 percent in…

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WEAI

Women's Empowerment in Agriculture The “Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index” (WEAI), launched by IFPRI, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), and USAID's Feed the Future in February 2012, is the first comprehensive and standardized…

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Women and Climate

Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches The project explores ways to contribute to poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (especially Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Mali) through…

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GAAP

Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project Evaluating the Impacts of Agricultural Development Programming on Gender Inequalities, Asset Disparities, and Rural Livelihoods The project looks at a variety of agricultural development projects to what is the impact of…

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Millions Fed

Learning from successes in agricultural development is now more urgent than ever. 

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Water quality for agriculture and economic growth

What is the challenge? Water quality is increasingly constraining developing country agriculture and economic growth through adverse impacts on water availability for urban-industrial growth and negative impacts on agricultural productivity. However, little…

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Water Futures

What is the challenge? Water scarcity is growing rapidly and water quality continues to decline. In 2010, 36 percent of the global population, 39 percent of the world’s grain production and 22 percent of global GDP were at risk due to water stress. Under…

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Promoting insect-based ecosystem services to smallholders

What is the challenge? The maintenance of undisturbed or natural vegetation in agricultural landscapes provides habitat for beneficial insects, promoting pollination and pest control services that are collectively referred to as mobile agent-based ecosystem…

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Irrigation and smallholder resilience in Nepal

What is the challenge? Empirical evidence on the impact of irrigation on ecosystem services and smallholder resilience is lacking, with a few existing studies showing mixed results. For example, while some studies argue that irrigation contributes to crop…

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