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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…


The Green Revolution reconsidered

Agricultural growth is essential for fostering economic development and feeding growing populations in most developing countries. As land and water become increasingly scarce, this growth will depend more and more on yield-increasing technological…


A policy agenda for famine prevention in Africa

Read full report Research at IFPRI conducted during the past four years using household surveys in two of the most famine-prone countries of today--Sudan and Ethiopia--concludes that learning from famine prevention and mitigation efforts in Africa is…