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Building climate resilience in the agriculture sector of Asia and the Pacific

The ADB-sponsored agriculture sector study, carried out by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), uses predictions of global climate models to develop scenarios to 2050 for Asia and to derive implications for food security. The…

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Agriculture and climate change: An agenda for negotiation in Copenhagen

Agriculture and climate change are inextricably linked. Agriculture is part of the climate change problem, contributing about 13.5 percent of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (with forestry contributing an additional 19 percent), compared with…

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International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT)

IMPACT – the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade –was developed at IFPRI at the beginning of the 1990s, upon the realization that there was a lack of long-term vision and consensus among policy makers and…

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Globalization of food and agriculture and the poor

The economic impact of globalization, particularly on poverty, and the changes in agri-food markets have received much attention in recent years. However, the intersection of these two trends has been neglected. The present volume fills this gap by…

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Agrobiodiversity conservation and economic development

1. Agrodiversity for Economic Development: What do we know? Andreas Kontoleon, Unai Pascual and Melinda Smale, Part 1: Policy Perspectives, 2. Managing Agricultural Biodiversity for Sustainable Use: Balancing the Benefits in the Field Leslie Lipper…

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WTO negotiations on agriculture and developing countries

Lack of progress toward establishing a fair and harmonious agricultural trading system has plagued the World Trade Organization's Doha Round of trade talks. Because the results of the Doha Round could have far-reaching implications for the trade and…

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Public expenditures, growth, and poverty in developing countries

Public Expenditures, Growth, and Poverty  assesses the efficacy of poverty reduction programs in Latin America, Africa, and Asia by synthesizing studies conducted by the International Food Policy Research Institute over the past ten years. Overall, the…

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