Research in Malawi shows that farmers are more likely to adopt conservation agriculture practices when their neighbors are using them—suggesting financial incentives can help to create a virtuous circle.
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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.
How should development organizations handle the double burden of malnutrition? An IFPRI discussion on the UN High Level Panel of Experts report, Nutrition and Food Systems.
A forum in Dhaka examines the promise and challenges of crop insurance for smallholders as a hedge against growing climate impacts.
Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
Tapping into the rising global demand for fruits, vegetables, and other horticulural products can help generate jobs and export earnings.
Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
A 10-year collaboration between IFPRI and Helen Keller International leads to improving measures of anemia, stunting, and other benchmarks among participating children.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.
The Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference ended with virtually no progress, and hoped-for advances on food and agriculture failed to materialize. What now?