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BioSight

Addressing the complex dimensions of sustainable intensification in a way that uniquely combines biophysical and economic analysis.

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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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Developing and Delivering Biofortified crops in Uganda (DDBC)

In an ongoing collaboration between IFPRI and HarvestPlus, this project assesses a strategy for addressing micronutrient malnutrition in Uganda through the dissemination of two biofortified crops: high-vitamin A orange sweet potato and high-iron…

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Energy use in agriculture

Irrigation, mechanization or fertilizer?—tradeoffs and food security implications What is the challenge? Agricultural intensification through the use of high-yielding crop varieties, fertilizers, irrigation, and other agricultural chemicals (f. ex.…

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Enhancing Groundwater Simulation in the IMPACT-Water Model

What is the challenge? Groundwater plays an increasingly important role in improving water supply, achieving food security, and reducing poverty. Groundwater storage can increase the resilience of water supply systems, is essential for much of global…

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Evaluating Vouchers and Cash-Based Transfers

This fourcountry study funded by the World Food Programme aims to shed light on the relative and absolute effectiveness of alternatives to food assistance – in particular, assistance provided in the form of cash or vouchers – in improving household…

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Experimental games for strengthening collective action

What is the challenge? Water is a shared resource, which requires coordination between resource users, but in many cases the necessary collective action to manage water does not emerge. Programs in irrigation or forest management have used community…

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