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Markets for high-value commodities in Indonesia

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Agricultural producer support estimates for developing countries

This study analyzes the evolution of agricultural policies from 1985 to 2002 in India, Indonesia, China, and Vietnam and provides empirical estimates of the degree of protection or disprotection to agriculture in these four countries, both by key…

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Land, trees, and women

This research report examines three questions that are central to IFPRI research: How do property-rights institutions affect efficiency and equity? How are resources allocated within households? Why does this matter from a policy perspective? As part…

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Adding value through policy-oriented research

Any evaluation of the benefits of policy-oriented social science research faces fundamental difficulties. These include the uncertainty in determining a causal link between research and the outcome of a policy or the value of a policy outcome.…

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Policy for plenty

This paper suggests practical methods for assessing policy research programs, both ex post and ex ante. Measuring the benefits of policy research is difficult: the path of causation between research and policy change is nearly always uncertain;…

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Women: the key to food security

This report, brings together the latest evidence on the key roles that women play in ensuring food security and examines ways to strengthen the three pillars of food security through policies and programs that enhance women's abilities and resources…

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La mujer: la clave de la seguridad alimentaria

En este informe sobre política alimentaria se sintetizan las investigaciones en curso sobre la función que de sempeña la mujer para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria en el mundo en desarrollo. Se presentan pruebas del papel de la mujer como…

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Economic incentives and comparative advantage in Indonesian food crop production

In Indonesia production of food crops grew an impressive 4.3 percent a year between 1978 and 1988, largely as a result of favorable government pricing, research, and investment policies toward rice and other crops. In recent years, however, the high…