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    The following is an excerpt of a story originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) website. The good and the bad will not balance each other out. We need to prepare for ...
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    The significance of a side event held today at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change lay not just in what the high-level panelists said but in the fact that they had come together to deliver a single, coherent message about the vital ...
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    How will the world feed a growing population in the face of climate change? According to a major report released by a group of influential scientists last week,  the sustainable intensification of agriculture and the elimination of food waste and ...
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    Takie Barusha has been farming for many years near the Ethiopian village of Harufa-Lole, about 185 kilometers south of Addis Ababa. With only 2.5 hectares of land, it hasn’t been easy for Takie to provide for his large family. In recent years, ...
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    With support from Australia, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as agricultural markets, climate change, and tools and scenarios to improve food security. Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty ...
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    The following post was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security's News Blog Kenya appears to be booming. In the last decade, shiny office buildings have sprung up along the edges of ...
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    Some experts believed that by 2010, up to 50 million “environmental refugees” would flee their lands due to the dramatically negative effects of climate change. Such claims, however, are not based on the actual responses of households and ...
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    On April 23, environmentalists, celebrities, and concerned citizens will meet in Washington, DC for a massive Earth Day climate rally. As they gather on the National Mall to call on the U.S. government to pass a comprehensive climate bill that ...
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    The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to ...
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    Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on ...
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    The new IFPRI Discussion Paper “Climate Change and Floods in Yemen” by Manfred Wiebelt, Clemens Breisinger, Olivier Ecker, Perrihan Al-Riffai, Richard Robertson , and Ranier Thiele assesses the impact of climate change on Yemen’s economy and ...
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    The following story was originally published on the BioMed Central blog. The piece highlights research findings from a recent Open Access article that was coauthored by IFPRI senior research fellow Siwa Msangi. Climate change is already putting ...
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    When it comes to enacting climate change policy in agriculture, policymakers are often challenged by a range of information and input from different sectors: the research community, the private sector, and the public and policymaking community. ...
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    Climate change could cause the production of irrigated and rainfed staple crops to drop by 25 percent compared to a no-climate change scenario in 2050 in the Asia Pacific region. IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Mark Rosegrant shared this and other ...
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    This blog story by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Alex De Pinto was originally posted on Tim Thomas’ Much Ado About Something blog. <!--break--> It is now widely recognized that natural resource use in many developing countries, from crop ...
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    A report released by the United Nations Committee for World Food Security (CFS) this week offers policymakers with a set of expert recommendations about how to address the relationship between two of the century’s most daunting challenges: ...
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    Global climate change poses particular risks to poor farmers in developing countries, but there are steps that farmers, policymakers, and researchers can take to minimize losses and adapt to climate change. Past emissions that are already in the ...
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    In March 2009, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) teamed up to advance innovative policies designed to help the poor benefit from climate change mitigation and ...
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    Ephraim Nkonya discussed climate change in Africa on Voice of America’s In Focus, a daily TV magazine program that brings information about Africa, the United States, and the world to viewers across Africa. Click here to see the feature ...
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    Division Director Mark Rosegrant and IFPRI’s climate change research team co-led the work on how to feed the world’s growing hungry population under the increased stress of climate change in the 2010 World Development Report (WDR), the World ...
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    The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) recently released two new data sets—the Ethiopia Nile Basin Climate Change Adaptation dataset and the South Africa Limpopo Basin Climate Change Adaptation dataset. Both sets are based ...
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    The March 2008 issue of IFPRI Forum features an interview with R. K. Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore, on what climate change will mean for poor and rural people and what the next steps ...
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is using World Environment Day 2008 to draw attention to the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The Day highlights resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economies and ...
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    Why are most of the world’s poorest people located in tropical countries? When historical climate data became widely available in the late 1990s, IFPRI senior research fellow Margaret McMillan and coauthor William Masters of Tufts University were ...
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    IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Claudia Ringler is presenting on “How to Ensure Sustainable Access to Water for Food in a World of Growing Scarcity” at the symposium “New Green Revolution? Meeting the Global Food and Energy Demands” ...
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    Much is still uncertain about the potential effects of climate change on agriculture, leading to widespread uncertainty surrounding the future of global food security. Leaving hunger to chance is not a plan anyone embraces, but how can people ...
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    As the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict continue to grow and intensify, so too will migration. However, what impact this increasing scale of migration has on the workforce in host communities is ...
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    IFPRI’s lead climate change researcher Gerald Nelson took part in a two-part “food fight” launched on January 10 by New York Times columnist Andrew C. Revkin. “Almost every time global prices surge and the media and ...
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    The climate change-food security nexus is a hot topic. Staying abreast of the latest news and reports about the changing climate and its impacts has become a daunting challenge. In partnership with IFPRI, The CGIAR Research Program on Climate ...
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    NAIVASHA, KENYA (16 SEPTEMBER 2013)—Kenyan farmers and agriculture officials need to prepare for a possible geographic shift in maize production as climate change threatens to make some areas of the country much less productive for cultivation ...
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    Although climate change is poised to deeply impact both developed and developing countries, a shifting climate poses a particularly pernicious threat to developing countries that may lack the resources to contend with the challenges it will ...
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    Ever-increasing carbon emissions and their impact on the earth’s climate are at the top of the international environmental agenda. What are the optimal ways to reduce these emissions? While government officials are pursuing a variety of options, ...
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    Climate change and agriculture are vitally linked, as each has profound implications for the other. This year’s Blog Action Day, with its focus on climate change, is the perfect opportunity to remind everyone in the development and environmental ...
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    Crop systems models can help researchers estimate the future of food security under climate scenarios. Many crop models are known to exist around the world - for different crops with varying complexities, yet it is not easy to find the right ...
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    Making climate model information accessible with animated maps IFPRI climate-change researcher Gerald Nelson has come up with what the Scientific American calls “a graphical accounting of the limits to what one planet can provide.” Nelson’s ...
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    Climate change threatens to profoundly impact all facets of life—not least of which include agriculture and food security. For many poor people in developing nations, the impacts of climate change can spell the difference between having enough ...
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    A UN food agency warned that people in sub-Saharan African countries are most in danger of starvation and food security difficulties in the light of the latest findings on global ...
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    The drought that parched the US corn belt this summer highlighted the devastating impact of scant rain on food production. For smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where rain is rare or ...
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    The theme of this year's World Water Day (March 22, 2014) is “Water and energy.” IFPRI senior researcher Claudia Ringler highlights the potential role of water markets in the water-energy-food nexus under global climate change Drought and flood ...
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    The following story was originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) website. A comprehensive book series by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has ...
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    In which regions will agriculture and food security be most affected by climate change? That depends on how you define “affected”. Climate change can affect agricultural outcomes on many levels. Climate change can decrease (or in some cases ...
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    Different crops react differently to changes in temperature and precipitation. Furthermore, climate change will affect the various regions of the world differently, and each region cultivates its own mix of crops. Across the climate change ...
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    World Food Day 2008 is devoted to addressing two related challenges to global food markets—the recent rapid growth in demand for biofuels and the longer term threats from climate change. The work of IFPRI and other organizations has shown that ...
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    As the impacts of our changing climate materialize and intensify, developing countries—and poor people who inhabit them—will be impacted first and to the greatest degree. Land degradation, desertification, and a dwindling global water supply pose ...