Reviving public extension for climate-resilient agriculture: Lessons and insights from India, Indonesia, and Nepal
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by sara.gustafson
4d ago
Reviving public extension for climate-resilient agriculture: Lessons and insights from India, Indonesia, and Nepal With global temperatures already 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, climate change is having major impacts on agriculture that fall disproportionately on the Global South—from crops, to livestock, to aquaculture. Agricultural systems endure frequent heat waves, flooding, and drought—often all in one season. Climate-related extreme weather events such as intense rainstorms pose a serious threat to crops. sara.gustafson Sun, 06/16/2024 - 15:18 ∙ Source: IFPRI.org ..read more
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Trade policy and food price volatility: Beggar thy neighbor or beggar thyself?
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by Brice.Tchinde
1w ago
Trade policy and food price volatility: Beggar thy neighbor or beggar thyself? Recent shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war have disrupted global food and fertilizer supply chains—causing price spikes and increased price volatility—a disastrous combination for many vulnerable consumers around the world. Brice.Tchinde Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:48 ∙ Source: IFPRI.org ..read more
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Concerns over wheat supplies and prices, plus the impact of biofuels on vegetable oil markets: Latest FAO Food Price Index and AMIS Market Monitor released
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by sara.gustafson
1w ago
Concerns over wheat supplies and prices, plus the impact of biofuels on vegetable oil markets: Latest FAO Food Price Index and AMIS Market Monitor released The FAO Food Price Index rose by nearly 1 percent in May due to increased cereal and dairy prices. It remained 3.4 percent below its May 2023 levels and nearly 25 percent below the peak seen in March 2022. sara.gustafson Fri, 06/07/2024 - 12:52 ..read more
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Toward the Goal of Healthy Diets for All: 2024 Global Food Policy Report Released
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by sara.gustafson
1w ago
Toward the Goal of Healthy Diets for All: 2024 Global Food Policy Report Released The world’s food security challenges are becoming increasingly complex. In many countries, populations now face a double burden of malnutrition: both undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These burdens are being further exacerbated by the strain placed by climate change on food supplies and nutritional content. sara.gustafson Wed, 06/05/2024 - 14:57 ..read more
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Transforming food systems for sustainable healthy diets: A global imperative
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by sara.gustafson
2w ago
Transforming food systems for sustainable healthy diets: A global imperative The impacts of our diets extend well beyond mealtime to affect our health and well-being. Unhealthy diets underpin many public health challenges, including all forms of malnutrition and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Many countries are facing a double burden of malnutrition—meaning that undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies coexist with overweight and obesity, or diet-related NCDs. Unhealthy diets are the leading risk factor for NCDs, which are responsible for more than 73% of de ..read more
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Lessons from Feed the Future country studies on the drivers of agrifood system transformation
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by sara.gustafson
3w ago
Lessons from Feed the Future country studies on the drivers of agrifood system transformation IFPRI and its research partners have studied the pace and pattern of agricultural transformation within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future (FTF) countries. A series of 21 case studies were produced that measure each country's agrifood system, analyze changes over the past decade, and identify common patterns across the countries. James Thurlow, Director of IFPRI’s Foresight and Policy Modeling Unit, highlighted four important lessons from the country studies in ..read more
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Famine in Gaza: How Research Can Aid Recovery and Prevent Future Food Crises
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by sara.gustafson
1M ago
Famine in Gaza: How Research Can Aid Recovery and Prevent Future Food Crises As Gaza continues to experience unprecedented food crisis, a new commentary published in Nature takes a look at how research can forecast the long-term impacts and help policymakers develop more effective humanitarian support networks and systems to ensure post-conflict resilience. sara.gustafson Sat, 05/18/2024 - 11:22 ..read more
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Soaring cocoa prices: Diverse impacts and implications for key West African producers
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by Brice.Tchinde
1M ago
Soaring cocoa prices: Diverse impacts and implications for key West African producers Cocoa bean prices have been rising since the last quarter of 2023, hitting a record high of $10.97 per kilogram on April 19 (Figure 1). The price spike is due to a significant drop in bean production by major global suppliers—four key producing nations in West and Central Africa account for more than 60% of the world's supply of cocoa beans: Cote d’Ivoire (with 38% of the global production in 2022), Ghana (19%), Nigeria (5%), and Cameroon (5%).1 Brice.Tchinde Fri, 05/10/2024 - 06:31 ∙ S ..read more
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Launching SPAM2020, the latest innovation in global crop mapping: IFPRI Webinar
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by sara.gustafson
1M ago
Launching SPAM2020, the latest innovation in global crop mapping: IFPRI Webinar With climate change impacts, deforestation, and land use changes accelerating around the world, the need for mapping croplands—which cover 1.2 billion hectares, approximately 12% of Earth’s surface—is growing more urgent. sara.gustafson Thu, 05/09/2024 - 16:00 ∙ Source: IFPRI.org ..read more
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FAO Food Price Index Rises Slightly, But Remains Significantly Lower than April 2023
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by sara.gustafson
1M ago
FAO Food Price Index Rises Slightly, But Remains Significantly Lower than April 2023 The FAO Food Price Index rose marginally in April but remained 7.4 percent below its April 2023 level. The slight increase was driven by rising meat, vegetable oil, and cereal prices. sara.gustafson Fri, 05/03/2024 - 16:45 ..read more
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