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Charting a new path to income convergence

A new book examines the diverse reasons behind variable growth rates among seven developing countries.

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Five comparable country datasets for Africa RISING now available

As populations and incomes in developing countries grow, so does demand for food. To meet growing demand, agricultural production must increase. Yet, with increasingly scarce land, enhancing agricultural production requires intensifying production to…

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Investigating gender dynamics in irrigation

More than 150 participants gathered at a series of workshops in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania to discuss how to improve gender parity in irrigation, focusing on identifying key guiding questions for policy makers and practitioners.

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Ghana’s trouble with chocolate

The production of cocoa—the basis of chocolate—has been a pillar of Ghana’s well-documented economic success. In fact, Ghana is currently the second largest cocoa producer in the world. However, recent challenges are making Ghanaians nervous. The…

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Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Awarded 2011 World Food Prize

Washington, D.C.—During a  ceremony at the U.S. State Department  yesterday hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, and former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, were awarded the 2011…

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