AROUND THE WORLD, more than 2 billion people are thought to be affected by an often invisible form of malnutrition: micronutrient malnutrition, commonly known as hidden hunger.1 Vitamin and mineral deficiencies—at least in mild to moderate forms—may…
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Agriculture is vitally important to poor and vulnerable people in developing countries, the majority of whom live in rural areas and depend on the land as a source of both food and income. Unpredictable weather, unstable markets, fragile natural…
Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
Research in Africa by IFPRI and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows organizations should actively engage women in decision-making on smallholder irrigation.
One way to preserve groundwater – get consumers thinking about their own water use, and their neighbors', with a cooperative game.
To build sustainable solutions to global problems, stakeholders must leave the silos that constrict action and thinking. In Kenya, a public-private water partnership is bridging these gaps.
To mark World Water Day March 22, a look at how experimental games can help farmers understand—and sustain—groundwater resources.
A look at the growing tensions between groundwater depletion, agricultural development, and food security.
The Citizen out of Tanzania reported on new analysis from Claudia Ringler, IFPRI’s deputy director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, which argued that investments in advanced irrigation are a much-needed component for increasing…