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Mink: Details of a global gridded crop modeling system

This book chronicles the details of a global-scale, systematically geographically gridded, process-based crop simulation modeling system developed at IFPRI in support of global-scale economic models of agriculture. An endeavor such as this necessarily…


A4NH 2016 annual report

In its 5th year of Phase I, A4NH has validated its core areas of research, taking many to scale while also broadening its Phase II portfolio

project paper

Picture-based crop insurance: Is it feasible? Using farmers’ smartphone pictures to minimize the costs of loss verification

The Picture-Based Crop Insurance (PBI) project aims to develop a new way of delivering affordable and easy-to-understand crop insurance using farmers’ smartphone pictures to minimize the costs of loss verification. The project, funded by the CGIAR…

book chapter

Regional developments [in Chinese]

2016年,食物领域出现的重要进展可能对各个国家和地区的食物安全与营养状 况产生深远影响。本报告将研究非洲、中东、北非、中亚、南亚、东亚、拉美和加勒 比海等主要地区在粮食政策方面的进展、城市化趋势,以及这些趋势对食物安全 与营养状况的影响。以下章节将探究不同地区的情况,包括: ■■ 非洲地区合作与投资增长,如何在气候变化和商品价格走低的情况下加强食 物安全 ■■ 中东北非地区持续的冲突、某些国家的政策改革需求以及较低的油价 ■■ 中亚如何推广农业多样性,加强区域一体化,增强经济恢复力 ■■…