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journal article

Uncovering the economic value of natural enemies and true costs of chemical insecticides to cotton farmers in China

Natural enemies are economically valuable to cotton farmers. Excessive insecticide use undermines profitability. Little empirical evidence on economic value of biological control of pests at farm level is available to improve economic decision-making…

journal article

Importance of coverage and quality for impact of nutrition interventions delivered through an existing health programme in Bangladesh

Understanding implementation of interventions is critical to illuminate if, how, and why the interventions achieve impact. Alive & Thrive integrated a nutrition intervention into an existing maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) programme in…


2018 Global food policy report: Synopsis [in Arabic]

The year 2017 was marked by increasing uncertainty amid mixed signs of progress. The world enjoyed a strong economic recovery, but global hunger increased as conflicts, famine, and refugee crises persisted. With the withdrawal of the United States…


2018 Global food policy report: Synopsis [in Chinese]


discussion paper

Food systems for healthier diets in Ethiopia: Toward a research agenda

In this paper, we identify research streams to support the operationalizing of such food systems approaches in Ethiopia. To this end, we engaged with stakeholders, reviewed the literature, and applied a food systems framework to research priorities in…