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A Food Composition Table for Central and Eastern Uganda

In the context of evaluating an intervention to introduce provitamin A-rich orange sweet potato in rural Ugandan communities, HarvestPlus and its collaborators conducted surveys of dietary intakes using an interactive, 24-hour recall method (Gibson…


The quiet revolution in staple food value chains

Major changes have been occurring almost unnoticed in staple value chains in Asia.  The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains documents and explains the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the…


2012 Global Hunger Index

BCP 2013 Gold Award for Global Hunger Index 2012 The 2012 GHI report focuses particularly on the issue of how to ensure sustainable food security under conditions of water, land, and energy stress. Demographic changes, rising incomes and associated…


Treating the field as a lab

Treating the Field as a Lab: A Basic Guide to Conducting Economics Experiments for Policymaking offers economists, researchers, and policymakers 19 basic principles for conducting experiments in developing-country contexts. In this Food Security in…


Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture

In the first decade of the twenty-first century, countries within Sub-Saharan Africa reached milestones that seemed impossible only ten years ago: macroeconomic stability, sustained economic growth, and improved governance. Continuing this pattern of…


Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition

Taking successful development interventions to scale is critical if the world is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and make essential gains in the fight for improved agricultural productivity, rural incomes, and nutrition. How to support…