After years of giving street vendors free rein, the Zambian government cracked down to stem a cholera epidemic—sparking riots. Balancing basic sanitation with vendors' key economic role.
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Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.
As New Delhi faces an ongoing smog emergency, research shows that air pollution harms people's cognition and overall happiness.
Consumers pay more for Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee. But only a fraction of that premium reaches coffee farmers in Ethiopia.
Smallholder farmers in the cradle of the global coffee industry face technical and market obstacles—and climate change.
Lessons from Bangladesh and Ethiopia on how to build reslience into food systems.
Research shows that with proper support, refugees can provide an economic boon to surrounding communities.
With food demand rising, it's time for local governments in Africa to embrace rather than quash informal food markets and vendors.
To gain status and advantage in the at-times desperate marriage competition in China, families are pouring money into the housing market, new IFPRI research suggests.