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Governance and food security in an age of globalization

Whose responsibility is it to assure food security in an age of globalization? Is improved governance at the international level our greatest need, or are governance deficits most severe at the national level? When national governments lag in assuring…

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Agricultural research and poverty reduction

International agricultural research has contributed enormously to increasing world food supplies to their current state of plenty. Yet poverty remains a major problem and the challenge for agricultural research now lies in developing strategies that…

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Prospects for global food security

During the last half century, a number of individuals and institutions, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IFPRI, have engaged in projections of future food demand, supply, and related variables. In this…

working paper

Livestock to 2020: the next food revolution [In Japanese]

A team of researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) collaborated to produce this…

discussion paper

Governing the GM crop revolution

Will developing countries adopt policies that promote the planting of genetically modified (GM) crops, or will they select policies that slow the spread of the GM crop revolution? The evidence so far is mixed. In some prominent countries such as…

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Raices y tuberculos para el siglo 21

La gran importancia de las raices y tuberculos como fuente de ingresos para los agricultores pobres y como fuente de alimento para la poblacion de escasos recursos, tanto rural como urbana, es muchas veces ignorada en el debate sobre el mejoramiento…

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Integrated nutrient management, soil fertility, and sustainable agriculture

The challenge for agriculture over the coming decades will be to meet the world’s increasing demand for food in a sustainable way. Declining soil fertility and mismanagement of plant nutrients have made this task more difficult. In this brief, Peter…

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Overcoming child malnutrition in developing countries

About 167 million children under five years of age —almost one-third of the developing world’s children —are malnourished. If they survive childhood, many of these children will suffer from poorer cognitive development and lower productivity. As…

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Roots and tubers for the 21st century

The assessment of past trends, future prospects, and policy options reported here stems from the tradition of joint studies of roots and tubers in developing countries by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). This…

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