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Highlights of the IFPRI and IFAD partnership

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) were both created in response to the food crises of the 1970s. We have worked together for more than 20 years to catalyze agricultural and…

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The impact on farm household welfare of large irrigation dams and their distribution across hydrological basins: Insights from northern Nigeria

This study assesses the short-term effects of large irrigation dams on household consumption in the northern part of Nigeria. Using two rounds of the Nigeria LSMS survey, we apply multinomial logit inverse probability weighting (MIPW) methods to construct…

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South Africa implements a national strategy to support community seed banks

Traditional practices of maintaining indigenous biodiversity are in danger as a result of stresses caused by climate change and human activities. South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in collaboration with Bioversity International…

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Extension services in Rwanda take up the volunteer farmer trainer approach

The East Africa Dairy Development program successfully used the volunteer farmer trainer (VFT) approach in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. PIM-supported research on the VFT approach was in part responsible for its uptake by 21 development organizations in Rwanda…

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Reaching millions: 2015 annual report

2015 has been a momentous year for the global biofortification movement. We estimate that 15 million people in eight HarvestPlus target countries are now growing and eating nutrientrich staple foods. Exciting nutrition data demonstrates that biofortified foods…

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Measuring women’s empowerment in agriculture

WEAI is the first comprehensive and standardized measure of women’s empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector. WEAI is being used in the monitoring and evaluation of USAID’s Feed the Future Initiative in 19 countries. As of August 2016, at least…

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