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Agricultural Technology Choices for Poor Farmers in Less-Favored Areas of South and East Asia

During the past several decades dramatic improvement has occurred in agricultural productivity and livelihoods in South and East Asia, stimulated by the Green Revolution and supported by several other factors.

Agriculture for Sustainable Economic Development: A Global R&D Initiative to Avoid a Deep and Complex Crisis

A global initiative for accelerated agriculture productivity is necessary now; such an initiative makes economic sense, is pro-poor and sustainable, and serves security.

How Change Agents and Social Capital Influence the Adoption of Innovations among Small Farmers Evidence from Social Networks in Rural Bolivia

This paper presents results from a study that identified patterns of social interaction among small farmers in three agricultural subsectors in Bolivia—fish culture, peanut production, and quinoa production—and analyzed how social interaction influences f

International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT): Model Description

IMPACT – the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade – was developed at IFPRI at the beginning of the 1990s, , upon the realization that there was a lack of long-term vision and consensus among policy makers and resea

Agriculture for Development in Ghana: New Opportunities and Challenges

This paper has been prepared in support of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) roundtable in Ghana.

From parastatals to private trade: Lessons from Asian Agriculture

Governments in Asia used grain price stabilization as a major policy instrument when they began to promote the Green Revolution in the 1960s.

Capacity for Designing and Implementing Agricultural and Rural Development Policies and Strategies

The Federal Government of Nigeria has demonstrated a strong commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including halving poverty by 2015.

Agricultural Growth and Investment Options for Poverty Reduction in Zambia

Zambia has experienced strong economic performance since 1999. However, agriculture has not performed as well as the rest of the economy, and although the incidence of poverty has declined, it still remains high.

Analyzing the Determinants of Farmers? Choice of Adaptation Methods and Perceptions of Climate Change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia

This study identifies the major methods used by farmers to adapt to climate change in the Nile Basin of Ethiopia, the factors that affect their choice of method, and the barriers to adaptation.