In South Asia, livelihoods are intricately intertwined with agricultural production, and thus highly dependent on weather. For millennia, the yearly monsoon rains have been the lifeblood of agriculture, but climate change is making this annual boon increasingly unpredictable both in timing and intensity, exposing farmers’ livelihoods to increased production risks.
This week's International Women’s Day 2017 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
As microfinance institutions (MFIs) grow in many countries worldwide, debate continues over whether such programs truly benefit the poor. Proponents emphasize the need for innovative ways to provide poor populations access to financial services.
On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research.
Nutrition outcomes in post-Green Revolution Bangladesh Cross-posted from the IFPRI website written by Rebecca Sullivan While gains in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction achieved during the Green Revolution have been widely recognized, little is known of how these shifts in practice and production impacted the nutritional status of individuals in these countries, particularly women andRead more