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He says, she says: Exploring patterns of spousal agreement in Bangladesh

Participation in household decisions and control over assets are often used as indicators of bargaining power. Yet spouses do not necessarily provide the same answers to questions about these topics. We examine differences in spouses’ answers to…


Experiences and prospects of genetically engineered crops

In 2015 there were an estimated 180 million hectares—or 445 million acres—planted to GE crops in 23 countries, representing roughly 12% of world’s total cropland. Almost all GE crops planted worldwide are corn, soybean, cotton and canola engineered to…


Genetically engineered crops: Experiences and prospects

While the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation.


GM agricultural technologies for Africa: A state of affairs

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in commissioning this report to be prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), highlighted the need for a comprehensive, evidenced-based review of agricultural biotechnology in order to…