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International Food Policy Research Institute

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Works: 2,249 works in 3,316 publications in 2 languages and 27,609 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals  History 
Roles: Other, isb, Publisher, Contributor, Editor, Organizer of meeting
Classifications: HD9018.D44, 338.191724
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Institutional reforms in Indian irrigation by Ashok Gulati( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Irrigation is critical to food security and economic growth in contemporary India. The performance of irrigation systems is of serious concern to farmers who rely on them for their crops and livelihoods and to governments that have invested heavily in their development. The most severe problems facing Indian irrigation systems are the increasing costs of new schemes, the huge backlog of incomplete schemes, and the increasing neglect of existing systems. Large-scale canal irrigation systems, in particular, are in poor condition: they are not properly maintained, operations are inadequate, water supplies do not reach the end of systems, and the timing of water supply is unreliable. The wide gap between actual and desirable performance threatens the sustainability of irrigated agriculture. How did this state of affairs come to pass? ... [The authors conclude that] more than just structural changes are necessary to achieve adequate reform and improve the performance and long-term sustainability of irrigation systems. Changes in attitudes are also required in how government agencies view farmers and how farmers depend on the government."--Text
The Nigerian rice economy : policy options for transforming production, marketing, and trade by Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Nigerian Rice Economy the authors assess three options for reducing this dependency - tariffs and other trade policies; increasing domestic rice production; and improving post-harvest rice processing and marketing - and identify improved production and post-harvest activities as the most promising. These options however, will require substantially increased public investments in a variety of areas, including research and development, basic infrastructure (for example, irrigation, feeder roads, and electricity), and rice milling technologies."
Gender and governance in rural services : insights from India, Ghana, and Ethiopia by D.C.) International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the first output from the gender and governance in rural services project, this report presents descriptive findings and qualitative analysis of accountability mechanisms in agricultural extension and rural water supply in India, Ghana, and Ethiopia, paying specific attention to gender responsiveness. The gender and governance in rural services project seeks to generate policy-relevant knowledge on strategies to improve agricultural and rural service delivery, with a focus on providing more equitable access to these services, especially for women. The project focuses on agricultural extension, as an example of an agricultural service, and drinking water, as an example of rural service that is not directly related to agriculture but is of high relevance for rural women. A main goal of this project was to generate empirical micro level evidence about the ways various accountability mechanisms for agricultural and rural service provision work in practice and to identify factors that influence the suitability of different governance reform strategies that aim to make service provision more gender responsive. Three out of four poor people in the developing world live in rural areas, and most of them depend directly or indirectly on agriculture for their livelihoods. Providing economic services, such as agricultural extension, is essential to using agriculture for development. At the same time, the rural poor need a range of basic services, such as drinking water, education, and health services. Such services are difficult to provide in rural areas because they are subject to the "triple challenge" of market, state, and community failure. As a result of market failure, the private sector does not provide these services to the rural poor to the extent that is desirable from society's point of view. The state is not very effective in providing these services either, because these services have to be provided every day throughout the country, even in remote areas, and because they require discretion and cannot easily be standardized, especially if they are demand driven. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and communities themselves are interesting alternative providers of these services, but they too can fail, because of capacity constraints and local elite capture. This triple challenge of market, state, and community failure results in the poor provision of agricultural and rural services, a major obstacle to agricultural and rural development
Costs, benefits, and farmer adoption of agroforestry : project experience in Central America and the Caribbean by Dean Current( )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing countries are facing major challenges to their rural land use, including deforestation, increasing scarcity of tree products, and environmental degradation on fragile agricultural lands. One of the ways they have responded to these problems is by promoting " agroforestry, " or on-farm tree establishment and management. Public agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and international donors have supported agroforestry development efforts and are considering further substantial investments. But agroforestry activities have been poorly documented and project monitoring has been weak or nonexistent or has addressed administrative concerns only. To answer the need for hard data, an analysis of the costs, benefits, and farmer adoption of agroforestry was undertaken. This was the first large-scale study of farm-level profitability of agroforestry in the tropics and involved empirical work for twenty-one projects in Central America and the Caribbean
Food security, poverty, and nutrition policy analysis : statistical methods and applications by Suresh Chandra Babu( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section I: Food security policy analysis -- 1. Introduction to food security: concepts and measurement -- 2. Implications of technological change, post-harvest technology and technology adoption for improved food security - application of t- Statistic -- 3. Effects of commercialization of agriculture (shift from traditional crop to cash crop) on food consumption and nutrition - application of chi-square statistic -- 4. Effects of commercialization of agriculture or technology adoption and gender of household head: The issue, its importance in food security - application of Cramer's V and phi coefficient -- 5. Changes in food consumption patterns: The issue and its importance to food security - application of one-way ANOVA -- 6. Impact of market access on food security - application of factor analysis -- Section II: Nutrition policy analysis -- 7. Impact of maternal education and care on preschoolers' nutrition - application of two-way ANOVA -- 8. Indicators and causal factors of nutrition - application of correlation analysis -- 9. Effects of individual, household and community indicators on child's nutritional status - application of simple linear regression -- 10. Female education and community characteristics as indicators of nutritional status of children - application of multivariate regression -- Section III: Special topics on poverty, nutrition, and food policy analysis -- 11. Predicting child nutritional status using related socio-economic variables - application of discriminant function analysis -- 12. Measurement and determinants of poverty - application of logistic regression models -- 13. Classifying households on food security and poverty dimensions - application of K-mean cluster analysis -- 14. Household care as a determinant of nutritional status - application of instrumental variable estimation -- 15. Achieving an ideal diet - modeling with linear programming -- Technical appendices -- Statistical tables
Famine in Africa : causes, responses, and prevention by Joachim Von Braun( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Famine in Africa is a wide-ranging look at the complex causes of famine and an examination of measures to respond to and prevent the devastation of famine. Although famines can appear to arise suddenly, the authors argue that famines are actually a result of the long-term failure of institutions, organizations, and policies. Relying on a wealth of empirical research from Africa, Joachim von Braun, Tesfaye Teklu, and Patrick Webb draw lessons for policymakers and aid organizations that can help in the effort to remove future threats of famine. Book jacket."--Jacket
Food and agriculture in Ethiopia : Progress and policy challenges by International Food Policy Research Institute( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perception of Ethiopia projected in the media is often one of chronic poverty and hunger, but this bleak assessment does not accurately reflect most of the country today. Ethiopia encompasses a wide variety of agroecologies and peoples. Its agriculture sector, economy, and food security status are equally complex. In fact, since 2001 the per capita income in certain rural areas has risen by more than 50 percent, and crop yields and availability have also increased. Higher investments in roads and mobile phone technology have led to improved infrastructure and thereby greater access to markets, commodities, services, and information. In Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challenges, Paul Dorosh and Shahidur Rashid, along with other experts, tell the story of Ethiopia's political, economic, and agricultural transformation. The book is designed to provide empirical evidence to shed light on the complexities of agricultural and food policy in today's Ethiopia, highlight major policies and interventions of the past decade, and provide insights into building resilience to natural disasters and food crises. It examines the key issues, constraints, and opportunities that are likely to shape a food-secure future in Ethiopia, focusing on land quality, crop production, adoption of high-quality seed and fertilizer, and household income. Students, researchers, policy analysts, and decisionmakers will find this book a useful overview of Ethiopia's political, economic, and agricultural transformation as well as a resource for major food policy issues in Ethiopia. Contributors: Dawit Alemu, Guush Berhane, Jordan Chamberlin, Sarah Coll-Black, Paul Dorosh, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Sinafikeh Asrat Gemessa, Daniel O. Gilligan, John Graham, Kibrom Tafere Hirfrfot, John Hoddinott, Adam Kennedy, Neha Kumar, Mehrab Malek, Linden McBride, Dawit Kelemework Mekonnen, Asfaw Negassa, Shahidur Rashid, Emily Schmidt, David Spielman, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse, Seneshaw Tamiru, James Thurlow, William Wiseman
Agricultural change and rural poverty : variations on a theme by Dharm Narain by John Williams Mellor( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers discussed in a workshop held in New Delhi on 11-14 April 1982
Agricultural price policy for developing countries by John Williams Mellor( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international environment for national price policies; Domestic market intervention; Production response, technology, and commercialization; Consumers' welfare
Food subsidies in developing countries : costs, benefits, and policy options by Per Pinstrup-Andersen( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accelerating food production in Sub-Saharan Africa( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La reforma agraria en Chile : historia, efectos y lecciones by Alberto Valdés( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Green Revolution reconsidered : the impact of high-yielding rice varieties in South India by P. B. R Hazell( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Food security for developing countries by Alberto Valdés( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the nature and magnitude of food insecurity in less-developed countries, stressing the various practical problems at the country level. It presents various national and international approaches to coping with food insecurity in these countries
Intrahousehold resource allocation in developing countries : models, methods, and policy( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new volume from the International Food Policy Research Institute, economists, demographers, sociologists, and anthropologists collaborate in the study of how resources are allocated within households in developing countries and why it matters from a policy perspective. Surveying a broad body of theory and evidence, the contributors examine the many social and cultural factors that influence decisions at the family and household level about the allocation of time, income, assets, and other resources. Shedding new light on a process that is often hidden from view and difficult to measure, they show that a more complete understanding of intrahousehold behavior can increase the likelihood that policies will reach the people they are intended to affect - leading to better policies in areas such as food production and consumption, nutrition, natural resource management, and fertility
Sustainability, growth, and poverty alleviation : a policy and agroecological perspective by Stephen A Vosti( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses in particular on the interactions between agricultural growth and environment and between environment and poverty. The chapters analyze and illustrate these interactions with case study evidence from the developing world in general and from specific agroclimatic zones in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The contributors also discuss the implications of these links for development policies, agricultural technologies, and social and economic institutions. With a clearer picture of how these goals interact, policymakers and researchers can design strategies for working more effectively to meet them
Seasonal variability in Third World agriculture : the consequences for food security by David E Sahn( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of precaution : genetically modified crops in developing countries by Robert L Paarlberg( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción: el reto de la revolución de los cultivos MG. Clasificando las políticas hacia los cultivos y alimentos MG. Cautela gubernamental y capacidad débil en Kenia. Los cortes intervienen en Brasil. Las ONGs provocan ansiedades en la India. Permiso otorgado parcialmente en la China. Comparación y explicación de las políticas de los países en desarrollo hacia los cultivos MG
The dragon and the elephant : agricultural and rural reforms in China and India by Ashok Gulati( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of food and nutrition policies by Per Pinstrup-Andersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the aim of extending the analysis of food and nutrition policy beyond the simple measurement of cost effectiveness, this book examines how policies are formulated within larger political and economic contexts, and follows the impact of these policies on the populations involved
 
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The Nigerian rice economy : policy options for transforming production, marketing, and trade
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The Nigerian rice economy : policy options for transforming production, marketing, and tradeGender and governance in rural services : insights from India, Ghana, and EthiopiaCosts, benefits, and farmer adoption of agroforestry : project experience in Central America and the CaribbeanFood security, poverty, and nutrition policy analysis : statistical methods and applicationsFamine in Africa : causes, responses, and preventionFood and agriculture in Ethiopia : Progress and policy challengesIntrahousehold resource allocation in developing countries : models, methods, and policySustainability, growth, and poverty alleviation : a policy and agroecological perspective
Alternative Names
ʻĀlam ʾaqaf yamegeb polisi meremer ʾinstityut

I.F.P.R.I.

I.F.P.R.I. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

IFPRI

IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Institut Internacional d'Investigació sobre Polítiques Alimentàries

Institut international de recherche sur les politiques alimentaires

Institut international de recherches sur les politiques alimentaires.

Institut Penelitian Kebijakan Pangan Internasional

Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre Políticas Alimentarias

Instituto internacional de investigaciones sobre políticas alimentarias

Instituto Internacional de Pesquisa em Políticas Alimentares

Internacia Instituto por Esplorado de Nutropolitiko

International food policy research institute

International Food Policy Research Institute organisaatio

International Food Policy Research Institute Organisation

International Food Policy Research Institute organization

Kokusai Shokuryo Seisaku Kenkyujo

Viện Nghiên cứu Chính sách Thực phẩm Quốc tế

Washington (D.C.). Institut international de recherches sur les politiques alimentaires

Washington (D.C.) International Food Policy Research Institute

Международный исследовательский институт продовольственной политики

مؤسسه بین‌المللی تحقیقات سیاستگذاری غذا

국제식량정책연구소

コクサイ ショクリョウ セイサク ケンキュウジョ

国際食料政策研究所

国际食物政策研究所

国際食糧政策研究所

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