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journal article

Why we urgently need water policy reforms

Growing water scarcity and degradation pose rapidly growing challenges to global food security and human well-being.

book chapter

The effects of climate change on agriculture and food security in Africa

Chapter 2 describes the context in which policy and investment decisions will have to take place, finding that in the years leading up to 2050, African countries will continue to grow, and many will reach middle-income status. As the agricultural…

journal article

Irrigation, risk aversion, and water right priority under water supply uncertainty

This paper explores the impacts of a water right's allocative priority—as an indicator of farmers' risk-bearing ability—on land irrigation under water supply uncertainty. We develop and use an economic model to simulate farmers' land irrigation…

training materials

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…