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Quantifying the cost and benefits of ending hunger and undernutrition: Examining the differences among alternative approaches

This brief examines estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks that focus on the cost of ending hunger as well as progress toward other development goals—estimates that range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year. The…

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Climate change and agricultural policy options: A global-to-local approach

Climate change is a significant and growing threat to food security—already affecting vulnerable populations in many developing countries, and expected to affect ever more people in more places, unless action is taken beginning today. Current…

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Economics of land degradation in Argentina

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Climate readiness indicators for agriculture

Author's abstract below: Countries vary in their institutional technical and financial abilities to prepare for climate change in agriculture and to balance food security, adaptation, and mitigation goals.Indicators for climate readiness provide…

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Synopsis of Gender in agriculture: Closing the knowledge gap

Women play important and varied roles in agriculture, but they have unequal access, relative to men, to productive resources and opportunities. Closing these gender gaps would be good both for women and for agriculture. This was the message given by…

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