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Record Wheat, Foodgrain Output Likely in 2016-17 (Business Standard)

India is forcasting record wheat production in 2016 and 2017, according to a report in the Business Standard newspaper. IFPRI South Asia Director P.K. Joshi says that the reason for this record production despite demonetization is that 80 per cent of…

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Raw deal for small and marginal farmers (Financial Express)

While Bangladesh's agricultural sector provides an important economic growth engine, its growth rate has slowed from six percent to one percent in recent years. An important survey from IFPRI sheds some light on the culprit, according to Bangladesh's…

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Farmers Rattled by NAFTA Renegotiation (Mishtalk)

Mishtalk, an economics blog, reported on analysis from Senior Research Fellow Joseph Glauber about the likely impacts of a trade war on U.S. Agriculture. According to Glauber, U.S.Agricultural exports averaged $142 billion in recent years, with a…

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Former IFPRI Director Appointed to RBI Board (Times of India)

Former IFPRI director Ashok Gulati was named to the board of the Reserve Bank of India, according to the Times of India. Gulati was previously chairman of India’s Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, and was director of IFPRI from 2001 to 2011. 

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Can Myanmar Sustain Growth Momentum? (Nikkei Asian Review)

The Nikkei Asian Review quoted a research blog post by Senior Program Manager Adam Kennedy that highlighted the need to boost agricultural productivity in Myanmar in order to raise rural incomes and reduce poverty and malnutrition. The article…

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Bringing Cheer to Agriculture (Financial Chronicle)

Director for South Asia Pramod K. Joshi  penned  an opinion piece in India's Financial Chronicle that analyzed the impact of India’s 2017 budget on the agriculture sector. "Overall," he wrote, "the budget is pro-farmer and agriculture. It is an attempt…

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