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World production of cereals, 1966-90

World production of cereals increased from 1966 to 1990, representing an average annual growth rate of 3.9 percent during the period. Although the developed market economies (DME) produced the bulk of world cereals, their share decreased from 54…


Poverty, household food security, and nutrition in rural Pakistan

The pathways from economic and social policies to improved food security and nutrition for the poor often are not well understood. Yet each day governments decide on policies that ultimately affect their well-being. How households increase their…


Croissance sectorielle au Chile

La part de l’agriculture dans la production totale d’un pays baisse généralement au cours du processus de croissance économique. La principale raison en est que la demande de consommation de produits alimentaires n’augmente que légèrement à mesure…


Aid to agriculture

Despite continuing food crises in the developing world, agricultural development assistance from major governments and international institutions has declined since the early 1980s. Aid to Agriculture: Reversing the Decline, an IFPRI Food Policy…


The political economy of food and nutrition policies

Per Pinstrup-Andersen brings together a group of distinguished authorities to improve the understanding of how nutrition policies are formulated within larger political and economic contexts and how public-sector agencies behave with regard to food…


Institutional finance for agricultural development

In reviewing the literature for Institutional Finance for Agricultural Development: An Analytical Survey of Critical Issues, Bhupat M. Desai and John W. Mellor look at how rural financial institutions (RFIs) are organized, how they can improve their…