Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
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Research in Africa by IFPRI and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows organizations should actively engage women in decision-making on smallholder irrigation.
New research shows how migration is reshaping traditional economic relationships with the villages left behind.
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…
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.
Can microfinance institutions increase health insurance coverage among the poor? New research presents results from field experiment in Tanzania.
How can we find cost-effective, holistic, people-centered solutions to improve food security in Africa south of the Sahara? Speakers at a recent policy seminar at IFPRI’s Washington DC office revealed an innovative project underway in Tanzania that is…
Tanzania recently passed new legislation that provides a glowing example of legal commitment to improving women’s land rights. However, in this setting as elsewhere, local interpretation and implementation can water down a policy’s effectiveness.…