An approach aimed at supporting smallholders can put them at an economic disadvantage, research shows.
A forum in Dhaka examines the promise and challenges of crop insurance for smallholders as a hedge against growing climate impacts.
Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
Currently, only 1 percent of Nigerian cropland is irrigated—leaving farmers at the whim of seasons and climate shifts.
A 10-year collaboration between IFPRI and Helen Keller International leads to improving measures of anemia, stunting, and other benchmarks among participating children.
Rising food demand in growing cities and an expansion of medium-sized farms are among the factors boosting demand for tractors and other machinery.
The Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference ended with virtually no progress, and hoped-for advances on food and agriculture failed to materialize. What now?
The Eleventh WTO Ministerial concluded with little progress on agriculture. And as countries struggle to reach agreement on basic issues, the reality of food systems on the ground continues to evolve.
A new book explores opportunities and obstacles for Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay in global trade negotiations.
Soil fertility management not only prevents land degradation, it boosts profits—so why are many African farmers reluctant to adopt it?