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Lancet Countdown 2018 report shows concerning trends in heat and heat waves, infectious disease and declining food security

The Lancet Countdown 2018 report shows concerning trends in heat and heat waves, infectious disease and declining food security.[…]

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Bridging the gap between finance and action on World Soil Day

the hackathon insights here  Investors want an approach to soil carbon accounting that is standardized, accurate, low-cost, and attractive to future investors—already not an easy task—but it also must be able to evolve to climate market methodologies as data, modeling and sophistication of measurement, verification, and reporting (MRV) systems improve. For the finance experts, it[…]

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Improve women's education, health services to reduce India's anaemia burden, world's highest (IndiaSpend)

Feb 16, 2019 In the News Improve women's education, health services to reduce India's anaemia burden, world's highest (IndiaSpend) IndiaSpend wrote an article about how the improvement of women’s education and health services may reduce India’s rampant rates of anemia in women and girls. Samuel Scott was quoted in the article calling for improved coverage

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Silage from sweetpotato vines – proven benefits for livestock farmers and feed suppliers

Making silage from sweetpotato vines can be a valuable source of feed for improved animal performance, as well as an opportunity for small-scale agribusinesses to earn revenue. The potential for this practice, which involves preserving green foliage crops through a process of fermentation, is particularly strong in some sub-Saharan African countries, where rising household incomes[…]

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Big data and new technology can help us understand and respond to climate change and conflict risks – here’s how

voicing new worries of conflict, violence and instability, especially in regions that are already conflict-affected. For those of us who work to understand these relationships, there is also a troubling implication: What if these changes are so profound that the relationships between climate and conflict as observed to date are no longer a sufficiently good[…]

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Multiple cropping could help feed the world

systems. Thus, they have not been able to properly account for it when modelling global food production, land use change and effects of multiple cropping on a range of factors including ground coverage and water fluxes. Multiple cropping systems could increase global cropping intensity from CSIRO on Vimeo. Better accounting of multiple cropping systems globally can help scientists understand[…]

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Youth Transitions in the drylands: gendered rights in land access and control

of transition to adolescence for male child. This is when the father gives his son a slice of his land. The female will have the same right, however only after marriage – when her father gives the married couples a portion of his land as a gift. However, it is only the husband who has[…]

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Air scare: Why isn't India's pollution emergency a poll issue? (Forbes India)

In the News Environment and Natural Resources Health Air scare: Why isn't India's pollution emergency a poll issue? (Forbes India) Forbes India wrote an article on India’s high rates of air pollution. Research conducted by Research Fellows Samuel Scott and Avinash Kishore as well as Senior Research Fellow Devesh Roy was included in the piece,[…]

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Building a better future: How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis

are women. Additionally, the sectors that women often rely on for income and food security are stressed by border closures, restricted transportation, and social distancing guidelines. Women are also instrumental in the fight against shocks, including the facilitation of better COVID-19 adaptation strategies. In India, women’s self-help groups are helping to feed people, provide health information, and create[…]

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Gender equality in food systems: the ‘new normal’

they shared that the display benches were too high, and they got backaches if they used them,” said Kagwiria, emphasizing the need to capture women’s user experiences concerning market infrastructure. “We will be able to move from research to change by being intentional from the design phase to ensure it’s actionable,” she said On the[…]

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Power, agency and benefits among women and men maize farmers

and income cohort — repeatedly stated that while it is hard to earn significant money from local sales of the processed maize products they make, it is also very difficult for them to enter large markets selling unprocessed, improved maize. The difficulties women face in trying to grow maize businesses may be partly related to[…]

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ILRI vacancy: Principal or Senior Scientist, Team Lead, Mazingira (Environment) Centre (Closing date: 19 September 2020)

(ilri) is offering a unique opportunity to the right candidate to lead and expand a team of researchers analyzing the environmental footprint of livestock systems in developing countries.  the environmental footprint of livestock continues to be a concern for consumers and governments trying to reconcile food production with environmental sustainability. however, … continue reading →[…]

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Harnessing digital tools for climate and agriculture

Overall, more transparency on DT development will increase trust, relevance, and inclusiveness for farmers, researchers, and practitioners. New to the AgClim Letters? Approximately every other two months we write a short, pithy letter on recent climate change, agriculture and food security research and what we think it means for today’s world. Each letter will cover a[…]

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Equality in a post-pandemic era: gender, COVID-19, agriculture and climate change

As a result, many women defaulted on village savings, further stunting their long-term economic prospects. Additionally, as household incomes decline, the demand for products produced by women also falls. For example, due to COVID-19, women poultry and dairy producers in Uganda are unable to find a market for their eggs, live birds, and milk, intensifying[…]

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Integrating gender and nutrition in Ugandan policy: An assessment

considered the “regional food basket” due to its high agricultural production. However, undernourishment has been on the rise, despite recent improvements in child nutrition. Adult obesity has also somewhat increased in the last few years, adding to the issue of malnutrition in the country. Adequate focus on gender and nutrition in climate change and food[…]

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Scaling vitamin A-rich sweetpotato in Africa

look back at more than 25 years of work shows how innovation at all levels added a new nutritious food to diets in Sub Saharan Africa. “No-one wakes up saying ‘I crave vitamin A today’.” That’s the essential problem of addressing micronutrient deficiency, also known as hidden hunger. A recent paper looking back over […][…]

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AfricaRice commits to global effort towards healthy diets on World Food Day 2019

however, not been given to improving the quality of food. The Zero Hunger goal, or SDG2, specifies not only the need to end hunger by 2030 but, also, the need to improve access to nutritious food while using sustainable agricultural methods. With the rise in food insecurity and obesity due to unhealthy diets, not only[…]

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India's nutrition programme excludes poorest households: Study (DailyHunt)

Feb 28, 2019 In the News Gender Social Protection Nutrition India's nutrition programme excludes poorest households: Study (DailyHunt) DailyHunt released an article about how India’s Integrated Child Development Services program excludes women with low education from the poorest households. Senior Research Fellow Purnima Menon and Research Fellow Kalyani Raghunathan were quoted in the…[…]

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Modi's $10.6 Billion Bounty Seen Giving Little Relief to Farmers (Bloomberg Quint)

Feb 26, 2019 In the News Markets Modi's $10.6 Billion Bounty Seen Giving Little Relief to Farmers (Bloomberg Quint) Bloomberg Quint wrote a piece examining Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s annual plan to provide cash to small farmers. IFPRI’s Director for South Asia PK Joshi was quoted in the article as a proponent of income support.

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Why irrigation is key to feeding Africa south of the Sahara's growing population

February 19, 2019 Issue Post Why irrigation is key to feeding Africa south of the Sahara's growing population Claudia Ringler IFPRI research shows dryland irrigation has the potential to boost agricultural yields on a large scale.

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The new generation of women scientists working for global food security

Despite progress in recent years, there still remains a concerning gender gap in science, with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics reporting that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. A further study by UNESCO has shown that only 30% of fem...[…]

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Kids work to end hunger (Farmers' Advance)

Jan 2, 2019 In the News Kids work to end hunger (Farmers' Advance) Farmers’ Advance published a news article summarizing the films of the winners and runners-up of IFPRI’s My Food, My Future short video contest that was held in cooperation with the Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition conference last Novemb…

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Concerns intensify over food producers' impact on environment (Financial Times)

Jan 2, 2019 In the News Concerns intensify over food producers' impact on environment (Financial Times) Financial Times wrote an article about the growing concerns of food producers’ impact on the global environment and more specifically greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and food production. IFPRI Director of Environment Channing Arndt was quoted…

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Carrots and sticks: How incentives are conserving the hilsa fishery in Myanmar

hilsa, month by month, to determine the egg-laying periods during which the fish need to be better protected. These studies were combined with a series of participatory social studies to ask fisherfolk about their perceptions regarding the fishery over the last decade. Incentives designed to ensure that the closed season during spawning is respected will[…]

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Climate impact and adaptation to heat and drought stress of regional and global wheat production

country, us state, and us county grain yield and production. wheat yield and production from high-yielding and low-yielding countries were mostly captured by the model ensemble mean. however, us state and county yields and production were often poorly reproduced, with large variability in the models, which is likely due to poor soil and crop management[…]

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Quantifying farmers' preferences for cropping systems intensification: a choice experiment approach applied in coastal Bangladesh's risk prone farming systems

is envisioned as an effective strategy for developing countries to increase farm productivity while reducing negative environmental and social externalities. The development of regionally appropriate SI options however requires accounting for the knowledge and preferences of key stakeholders. In Bangladesh, the Government has requested international donors to support the development of dry season rice expansion[…]

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Farmer adoption of sustainable intensification technologies in the maize systems of the Global South. A review

information access and technologies not suitable for the small landholdings were the major constraints of farmer adoption of technologies. (2) The criticisms on the conventional adoption analysis concerning oversimplification and decontextualization of the decision-making process are reaffirmed. (3) The empirical adoption research needs to incorporate the attributes of technologies and the socio-institutional context to develop[…]

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A system dynamics model for pests and natural enemies interactions

associated parasitoids interact with the host plant, the species was able to establish and sustain by cyclical relationship between populations of the pest and the associated parasitoids. however, in multi- pest species systems, dominance of s. frugiperda and c. partellus over b. fusca and s. calamistis was observed, but without extinction. however, there was a[…]

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Genome wide association study and genomic prediction for stover quality traits in tropical maize (Zea mays L.)

Genome wide association study and genomic prediction for stover quality traits in tropical maize (Zea mays L.) Maize is rapidly replacing traditionally cultivated dual purpose crops of South Asia, primarily due to the better economic remuneration. This...[…]

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Taking stock of the national toolbox

of the fertilizer recommendation tools in available in Ethiopia in support of the country’s National Soils Strategy.What to read next: Taking maize agronomy to scale in Africa Q&A | Targeted fertilizer recommendations improve maize productivity in Ethiopia | Reducing high yield gaps with decision-support apps | Conservation agriculture works for farmers and for sustainable intensification[…]

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