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Drivers of change. In Atlas of African agriculture research and development: Revealing agriculture's place in Africa | IFPRI Publication

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This section of the Atlas examines the influence of aridity on vegetation, the impact of climate change on length of growing period, maize yield potential, wheat stem rust vulnerability, and the benefits of trypanosomosis control in the Horn of Africa. 

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Peer effects in the valuation of attributes and practices for food safety: findings from the study of dairy consumers in India | IFPRI Publication

Peer effects in the valuation of attributes and practices for food safety: findings from the study of dairy consumers in India | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Food safety is an integral part of food security. One of the ways of ensuring food safety is through demand pull by consumers, which depends on the information available to them.
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How cost-effective is biofortification in combating micronutrient malnutrition? An ex ante assessment

How cost-effective is biofortification in combating micronutrient malnutrition? An ex ante assessment | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Biofortification is increasingly seen as an additional tool to combat micronutrient malnutrition.
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The quantity of zinc absorbed from wheat in adult women Is enhanced by biofortification

The quantity of zinc absorbed from wheat in adult women Is enhanced by biofortification | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Biofortification of staple food crops with micronutrients could reduce micronutrient malnutrition at relatively low cost.
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Natural genetic variation in lycopene epsilon cyclase tapped for maize biofortification

Natural genetic variation in lycopene epsilon cyclase tapped for maize biofortification | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Maize is the dominant subsistence crop in much of sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas, where 17 to 30 percent of children under age 5 are vitamin A deficient.
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Iron biofortified rice improves the iron stores of non-anemic Filipino women

Iron biofortified rice improves the iron stores of non-anemic Filipino women | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutritional deficiency in the world affecting an estimated 3.5 billion people. Among the most at risk in developing countries, are women of reproductive age.
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Pakistan’s potential trade and ‘behind the border’ constraints

Pakistan’s potential trade and ‘behind the border’ constraints | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Institutions are source of comparative advantage or disadvantage in international trade. Socio-economic and political constraints also matter for creating comparative advantage and affect the trade pattern of a country.
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Which kinds of social safety net transfers work best for the rural ultra poor in Bangladesh? Operation and impacts of the transfer modality research initiative

Which kinds of social safety net transfers work best for the rural ultra poor in Bangladesh? Operation and impacts of the transfer modality research initiative | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
The overall objective of the research is to generate definitive evidence on which transfer modalities work best for the ultra poor in rural Bangladesh.
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A4NH 2014 annual report

A4NH 2014 annual report | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) completed a successful third full year in 2014, with demonstrated progress in a number of areas.
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Quantitative methods for policy analysis course notes | IFPRI Publication

Quantitative methods for policy analysis course notes | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Historically economists have relied on econometric (or statistical) methods to estimate parameters from observed data.
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Modeling steady state irrigated production: An empiracal application involving a two-crop rotation system and two state variables | IFPRI Publication

Modeling steady state irrigated production: An empiracal application involving a two-crop rotation system and two state variables | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
In this paper we evaluate the intensive, extensive, and dynamic margin response to sustainable agricultural practices.
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Using cognitive pretesting to improve the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index survey| IFPRI

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Coffee value chains on the move: Evidence from smallholder coffee farmers in Ethiopia | IFPRI Publication

Coffee value chains on the move: Evidence from smallholder coffee farmers in Ethiopia | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
In this paper, we look at the coffee sector in Ethiopia and analyze changes and their drivers upstream in the value chain. In this study we focus on three main research questions.
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Ex-post evaluation study of IFPRI’s research on high-value agriculture, 1994–2010 | IFPRI Publication

Ex-post evaluation study of IFPRI’s research on high-value agriculture, 1994–2010 | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
This paper reports on an ex-post assessment of IFPRI’s research on High-Value Agriculture (HVA) over 1994–2010. HVA is defined to include perishable agricultural commodities produced for the market that yield high returns to land, labor, or both.
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Food-based approaches for ensuring adequate vitamin A nutrition

Food-based approaches for ensuring adequate vitamin A nutrition | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
More than 250 million children under the age of five have vitamin A (VA) deficiency. Efforts to improve VA status globally have included supplementation and food fortification.
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Carotenoid-biofortified maize maintains adequate vitamin A status in Mongolian gerbils

Carotenoid-biofortified maize maintains adequate vitamin A status in Mongolian gerbils | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
In many areas of the world, especially Africa and Southeast Asia, vitamin A deficiency is a major health problem, particularly in children and women.
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Biofortification of staple food crops: Six questions

Biofortification of staple food crops: Six questions | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
More than half the world’s population suffers from micronutrient malnutrition. Biofortification of staple food crops is a new public health approach to control vitamin A, iron, and zinc deficiencies in poor countries.
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A food-based approach introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes increased vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in Mozambique

A food-based approach introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes increased vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in Mozambique | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Vitamin A deficiency is widespread and has severe consequences for young children in the developing world. Food-based approaches may be an appropriate and sustainable complement to supplementation programs.
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Religion, land and politics: Shrines and literacy in Punjab, Pakistan

Religion, land and politics: Shrines and literacy in Punjab, Pakistan | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
This paper empirically examines the impact of religious shrines on development.
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An evaluation of the impact of e-verification on counterfeit agricultural inputs and technology adoption in Uganda

An evaluation of the impact of e-verification on counterfeit agricultural inputs and technology adoption in Uganda | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
In Uganda, use of high-quality agricultural inputs like hybrid seed, agrochemicals, and fertilizer is extremely low.
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How can food policy fight hunger?

How can food policy fight hunger? | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Animated video on food policy highlights the need for integrated response to hunger and poverty in developing countries.
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Identifying opportunities for nutrition-sensitive value-chain interventions | IFPRI Publication

Identifying opportunities for nutrition-sensitive value-chain interventions | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Although value-chain interventions have historically focused on increasing income for smallholders and other stakeholders along the chain (Hawkes 2013), value chains can also play an important role in determining the availability, affordability,...
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Modular ABM development in NRM for improved dissemination and training | IFPRI Publication

Modular ABM development in NRM for improved dissemination and training | IFPRI Publication | IFPRI Research | Scoop.it
Agent-based models (ABM) have become an important tool for natural resource management in recent decades, and for the study of agricultural change in particular (e.g., Becu, Perez, Walker, Barreteau, & Page, 2003; Bell, 2011; Bert et al., 2010).
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