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Land and soil management: Promoting healthy soils for healthier agricultural systems

Soil and land management are essential for a sustainable food supply and ecosystems. Healthy soils can support sustainable agricultural production, mitigation of the impacts of climate change, and other ecosystem services. Interventions that show promise for…

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Water, nutrition, and health: Finding win-win strategies for water management

Sound development and management of freshwater resources can unlock potential to improve food security, nutrition, and health. Maximizing these benefits jointly, however, requires that water management be adapted to highly variable contexts, embedded in sound…

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Toward a sustainable food system: Reducing food loss and waste

Reducing food loss and waste can contribute to food security and sustainability. Measuring food loss and waste, identifying where in the food system it occurs, and developing effective policies along the value chain are essential first steps toward addressing…

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Climate change and agriculture: Strengthening the role of smallholders

Smallholder farmers have a vital role to play in global food security and nutrition, and in supporting a range of development and climate change goals. Strengthening the resilience and commercial viability of these farmers, particularly women and youth, can…

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2016 Global Food Policy Report

IFPRI’s Flagship Report puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions of 2015 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2016. This year’s report takes a special look at how food systems can best contribute to meeting the…

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Shifting diets: Toward a sustainable food future

A global convergence toward Western-style diets that are high in calories, protein, and animal-based foods poses challenges for food security and sustainability. To quantify the benefits of shifting these consumers to more sustainable diets, several possible…

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2016 Global Food Policy Report: Synopsis

The year 2015 was a watershed moment for the international development community. The endpoint of the Millennium Development Goals highlighted the striking advances made since 1990: extreme poverty, child mortality, and hunger all fell by around half. However…

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An integrated approach to maintaining cereal productivity under climate change

Wheat, rice, maize, pearl millet, and sorghum provide over half of the world's food calories. To maintain global food security, with the added challenge of climate change, there is an increasing need to exploit existing genetic variability and develop…

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