U.S. cotton farmers want new subsidies – but at what cost?
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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.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.
Research in Uganda shows certfication schemes have education and gender equity benefits, but results vary considerably by program.
Consumers pay more for Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee. But only a fraction of that premium reaches coffee farmers in Ethiopia.
At the IFPRI staff retreat, Shanta Devarajan of the World Bank explains how well-intentioned fixes for market failures too often result in government failures.
Smallholder farmers in the cradle of the global coffee industry face technical and market obstacles—and climate change.
NAFTA has been a boon not just to commerce, but to the consumption of fruits and vegetables and to public health. New trade barriers could erase those gains.
IFPRI research shows that the prices of high-quality foods including fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats, and dairy have risen sharply in Ethiopia over the past decade—a potential obstacle to efforts to boost nutrition.
The urban poor depend on local markets and street vendors to feed their families, yet governments are indifferent and sometimes hostile to this essential economic activity.