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Increased Food Prices in Uganda

As Baher Magulu sells maize flour to his customers at the Cashworth Mini Mart in Entebbe, Uganda, he doesn’t conceal his own surprise at the high price. In late May, one kilo of flour sold for 1700 Ugandan Shillings—200 more than it cost just one…

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AAEA Honors Environment and Production Technology Division Research

Mark Rosegrant, director, and Guillaume Gruère, research fellow, of the Environment and Production Technology Division received the Review of Agricultural Economics ’ Outstanding Journal Article award by the  Agricultural and Applied Economics…

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India State Hunger Index May Improve with Food Security Act

“A large proportion of the under nutrition in South Asia begins well before children are born, so it relates to gender constraints and issues related to women’s education to adolescent health to early marriage,” explains Purnima Menon, a research…

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Adapting to Climate Change in Africa

Two new IFPRI research papers focus on the consequences of climate change for poor farmers in Africa and provide policymakers with adaptation strategies.  Economywide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa  analyzes two possible…

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Climate Change in Africa

Benjamin Kariuki, a father of 5, lives in Gachoka division of Mbeere district in semi-arid Kenya. Every year he plants maize and beans to feed his family, but he depends on rain to water his crops. Benjamin believes that climate change is a reality,…

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New CGIAR Blog: Rural Climate Exchange

The Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and their partners generate a wealth of knowledge that can better enable rural people in developing countries to mitigate climate change and adapt to its…

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Malaria and Agriculture

Agriculture has increased the intensity of malaria around the world, because it can support the breeding of mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. Urbanization is increasing in most developing countries as a result of population growth. To feed…

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