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Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant productivity improvements to meet the combined challenges of population growth and climate change. A proposed means of achieving such improvements is increased use of a ‘climate-smart agriculture’ approach to agricultural development policy-making...read more
Case Study
Mar 20, 2015
The 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI’s flagship publication, puts into perspective the major food policy issues, developments, and decisions in 2014 and highlights challenges and opportunities for 2015. The report calls for a renewed focus on middle-income countries, which are home to the majority of the world...read more
Policy Document
Mar 18, 2015
Recent years have witnessed increased frequency and severity of climate extremes – from record high temperatures to severe drought in some regions, with erratic rainfall patterns in other parts of the world. These phenomena have significant implications for production in the developing world where the...read more
Guidance Document
Mar 11, 2015
Malnutrition affects one in two people on the planet. Of these, 162 million children under the age of five are estimated to be stunted (i.e. low height for age). Two billion people are estimated to be deficient in one or more micronutrients. Nearly 1.5 billion people are estimated to be overweight and over 500 million...read more
Publication
Mar 10, 2015
This study addresses five research questions about the nature of aquaculture development in Bangladesh. The questions are designed to test central narratives from the literature on aquaculture, poverty and food security, and to broaden the scope of debate beyond them. An integrated quantitative-qualitative survey was...read more
Publication
Mar 10, 2015
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Decades of scientific research related to agriculture and natural resource management have brought limited benefits to smallholder farmers, including crop farmers, fishers, livestock keepers and other resource users. Therefore, donors, policymakers and civil society organizations (CSOs), such as farmer organizations and...read more
Publication
Mar 10, 2015
It is now widely known that the natural resources and livelihoods of rural poor people are under increasing pressure. Growing demand for natural resources as well as ongoing and projected climatic changes indicate the necessity for developing and discussing adaptation strategies. This context...read more
Publication
Mar 10, 2015
We are not paying enough attention to the world’s soils, a “nearly forgotten resource” and our “silent ally,” 33 percent of which are in a state of degradation. We can’t breathe, eat, drink, or be healthy without sustainably managing soils. So in recognizing 2015 as the International Year...read more
Brief
Mar 10, 2015
The future success of demand-driven, market-oriented rural advisory services rests in large part on the formation and capacities of farmer groups. A majority of development success stories are the direct result of, or dependent on, collective action. However, the multi-faceted role of farmer organizations in extension...read more
Publication
Mar 3, 2015
School feeding programs are widely recognized as a potential market for (local) smallholder farmers and as a way to link economic development with food security. To date, however, it is hard to find evidence that these linkages are happening effectively. A number of barriers also exist, including inaccessible state...read more
Publication
Feb 27, 2015

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