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Women’s individual and joint property ownership: Effects on household decision-making | IFPRI Publication

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In this paper, the relationship of women’s individual and joint property ownership and the level of women’s input into household decision-making is explored with data from India, Mali, Malawi, and Tanzania. In the three African countries, women with individual landownership have greater input into household decision-making than women whose landownership is joint; both have more input than women who are not landowners.

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Assessing the Adoption of High Iron Bean Varieties and Their Impact on Iron Intakes and Other Livelihood Outcomes in Rwanda: Listing Exercise Report :: IFPRI Publications

An impact assessment study was conducted in Rwanda in 2015 Season B in order to establish the adoption rates of HIB (High Iron Bean) varieties among rural bean producing and to generate useful information on delivery and breeding efforts by analyzing the facilitating/hindering factors to adoption and diffusion of HIB varieties. A nationally representative listing exercise preceded the main household survey for the impact assessment. The listing exercise was conducted across 120 rural villages in 29 provinces of Rwanda and was administered to a total of 19,575 households. The aims of the listing exercise were to determine the adoption rate of HIBs and to inform second-stage sampling for the main impact assessment survey that was to follow. This report presents results from the listing exercise.
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Dynamic Agricultural Household Bio-Economic Simulator (DAHBSIM) model description :: IFPRI Publication

DAHBSIM is a dynamic bio-economic model of agricultural households designed to be applied to a rural developing country-setting for the purpose of addressing questions around the biophysical constraints to on-farm agricultural productivity and the whole-farm implications of alternative strategies to sustainable agricultural intensification. The model links socioeconomic and biophysical aspects in order to better illustrate the environmental and human welfare implications of different agricultural production practices, as they are influenced by policy-driven changes in prices of inputs or outputs or by changes in the physical environment.
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Vers un système alimentaire durable: Réduction des pertes et des gaspillages alimentaires :: IFPRI Publication

Vers un système alimentaire durable: Réduction des pertes et des gaspillages alimentaires :: IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
La réduction des pertes et des gaspillages alimentaires peut contribuer à la sécurité alimentaire et à la durabilité.
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Rapport sur la nutrition mondiale 2016: Des promesses aux impacts: Éliminer la malnutrition d’ici 2030 :: IFPRI Publication

Rapport sur la nutrition mondiale 2016: Des promesses aux impacts: Éliminer la malnutrition d’ici 2030 :: IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Parmi les obstacles auxquels la communauté internationale
est confrontée aujourd’hui, rares sont ceux qui rivalisent en
intensité avec la malnutrition, une condition qui touche directement
une personne sur trois.
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Impacts of CAADP on Africa’s agricultural-led development :: IFPRI Publication

Panel data from 46 African countries from 2001 to 2014 were used to estimate the impacts of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) (an agriculture-led integrated framework of development priorities in Africa) on agricultural expenditure and productivity, income, and nutrition. The results show that CAADP has had a positive impact on agricultural value-added and land and labor productivity. 
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Agricultural inputs policy under macroeconomic uncertainty: Applying the kaleidoscope model to Ghana’s Fertilizer Subsidy Programme (2008–2015) :: IFPRI Publication

Ghana’s Fertilizer Subsidy Programme (GFSP) was initiated in 2008 in response to the global food and fuel price crisis. Although initially intended to be a temporary measure that became increasingly expensive as Ghana’s macroeconomy deteriorated. Farmers, civil society orgs. and politicians began to expect the subsidy on an annual basis. This paper applies the kaleidoscope model for agriculture and food security policy change to the case of GFSP. Based on semi-structured interviews conducted with stakeholders spanning the government, donor, civil society, and research communities, this paper identifies the bottlenecks that need to be addressed if the program is to be more effective in the future.
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Agricultural input and output: Marketing reforms in African countries, Final project summary :: IFPRI Publication

Objective of research: i) to raise the understanding of the conditions for the successful reform of agricultural input and output markets in African countries and ii) to identify strategies to complete the transition to competitive and efficient output distribution and input delivery systems. Through the survey of the experiences of selected countries, it was expected to help understand the types, extent, and seriousness of obstacles to market reform implementation. Given its short term character, the project did not look in-depth into the implications of reforms at the farm household level, but laid the ground work for a further investigation of those issues by IFPRI's wider input and output market reforms.
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Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition' - BBC News

Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition' - BBC News | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Malnutrition is sweeping the world, fuelled by obesity as well as starvation, new research suggests.
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Malnutrition affects 1 out of 3 people globally, and every year reduces GDP by 11% across Africa and Asia

According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report, the world is off track to reach global targets on nutrition, but we can reverse that trend and end malnutrition by 2030. Read more: http://bit.ly/1UwAdsk
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Assessing the Adoption of High Iron Bean Varieties and Their Impact on Iron Intakes and Other Livelihood Outcomes in Rwanda: Listing Exercise Report :: IFPRI Publications

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Assessing travel time and transportation costs in sub-Saharan Africa: A case study in Malawi :: IFPRI Publication

Despite the acknowledgement by governments and development researchers of the importance of transport infrastructure, the sector remains largely undeveloped in many countries. It's generally acknowledged that the public sector is the largest in this field, as the establishment and maintenance of roads, highways, and bridges requires large upfront expenditures by government. However, investment of this type entails significant risk. Governments need to know how best to allocate scarce resources on upgrading transport infrastructure in a spatially optimal way, so that the highest returns to infrastructure investments are realized, in terms of economic growth and increased on farm productivity and profitability.
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A farm-level perspective of the policy challenges for export diversification in Malawi: Example of the oilseeds and maize sectors :: IFPRI Publication

The primary goal of the study is to investigate the potential to expand oil seeds, specifically soybeans,as an alternative commercial crop to tobacco among Malawian farmers.
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The global economic slowdown: Implications for the rural poor :: IFPRI Publications

The global economic slowdown: Implications for the rural poor :: IFPRI Publications | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Many developing countries seem likely to see a substantial downturn in economic growth over the 2015–2030 implementation period of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), compared with the recent years of strong growth. Since the 2015 WEO, the macroeconomic outlook has deteriorated further, with projected global growth for 2017 falling from 3.8 to 3.5 percent. Among the many factors that drive changes in economic growth, this study focuses on productivity growth, wage rates, energy and mineral prices, savings and investment rates, and consequent international capital flows.
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Gender dimensions on farmers’ preferences for direct-seeded rice with drum seeder in India :: IFPRI Publication

This study measures the willingness of male and female farmers to pay for climate-smart technology in rice. Rice is the most important crop in India in terms of area, production and consumption.
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Do beliefs about agricultural inputs counterfeiting correspond with actual rates of counterfeiting? Evidence from Uganda :: IFPRI Publication

Adoption of productivity and income-enhancing agricultural technologies is conspicuously low in Africa south of the Sahara. Farmers’ beliefs regarding the authenticity of agricultural inputs are important for explaining technology adoption: if farmers do not believe that inputs are genuine, they are unlikely to invest in them. The degree of alignment between beliefs about and actual counterfeiting can help explain both the social costs of the “lemons” problem, and low rates of adoption. This is the first paper to explore whether farmer beliefs regarding counterfeiting align with actual rates of counterfeiting, and we do so across a very large geographic area serving tens of thousands of farmers in Uganda using a more precise measure of counterfeiting than many previous studies. 
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Why working to end malnutrition is our profession—and our passion

Why working to end malnutrition is our profession—and our passion | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Malnutrition is not destiny, it can be prevented through strong political actions and choices
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Too fat, too thin: Report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

Too fat, too thin: Report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
A third of people worldwide are either undernourished or overweight, driving increasing rates of disease and piling pressure on health services, a global report showed on Tuesday.
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Malnutrition and Obesity Coexist in Many Countries, GNR 2016 Report Finds

Malnutrition and Obesity Coexist in Many Countries, GNR 2016 Report Finds | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
The latest Global Nutrition Report is the third since health ministers worldwide agreed on targets for improving nutrition by 2025.
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