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Improved Varieties: Cassava in Nigeria

Farmers’ varietal diversification and adoption of improved varieties, and consumers’ preferences for variety attributes: The case of cassava in Nigeria There are two principal aims of this HarvestPlus-funded project: Adoption study: To identify the…

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Innovative Approaches for the Prevention of Undernutrition

Innovative Approaches for the Prevention of Undernutrition (PROMIS) is a three-year (2014-16) project funded by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFAT-D), that seeks to prevent both acute and chronic undernutrition in…

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International Dietary Data Expansion Project (INDDEX)

  The International Dietary Data Expansion Project (INDDEX) runs from 2015-2018. The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is led by Tufts University, with IFPRI and FAO as partners.  INDDEX’s primary goal is to help countries…

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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…

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Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia (LANSA)

LANSA is a DFID-funded research program consortium led by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, with 5 research partners: the Collective on Social Science Research in Pakistan, BRAC, Leverhulme Centre for Integrated Research on Agriculture and…

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Making Rural Services Work for the Poor

The Role of Rural Institutions and Their Governance for Agriculture-Led Development The provision of rural services, including agricultural extension, is essential for development and poverty reduction. However, since the rural poor lack political…

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Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Haiti

Prevention or Cure? A Comparison of Two Approaches for Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Haiti   IFPRI, together with Cornell University and World Vision-Haiti, conducted a state-of-the-art evaluation to compare the implementation, impact…

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Millions Fed

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

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Moral Hazard Problem in Pest Management

What is the challenge? Crop pests negatively affect food security and farmer incomes, while chemical pesticide use affects the environment and farmer and consumer health, especially in developing countries. Relying on a unique set of field data…

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