Rural Poor and Smallholders in Western China and Trade Liberalization

MOTIVATION China is a leading example of the opportunities global trade liberalization can offer developing countries and emerging economies. China has been a World Trade Organization (WTO) member since 2001, and while freeing up global trade has benefited the overall economy, certain groups of Chinese citizens—specifically those in low-income rural areas—have not enjoyed many of >> Read more

Water Allocation in China

MOTIVATION The Yellow River Basin is considered the “cradle of Chinese civilization,” but it has suffered severe water scarcity. The basin’s specific climatic conditions, rapid socioeconomic development, and absence of defined water rights have led to excessive water use; during the last 50 years, agricultural water use has increased by more than 250 percent and >> Read more

Understanding Rural-Urban Linkages for Development in China

IFPRI and its partners at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy evaluate policies that strengthen linkages to promote more equitable growth.

Uganda Strategy Support Program

USSP builds local capacity and contributes to policy-relevant research for the design and implementation of Uganda’s agricultural and rural development strategies.

Gender, Agriculture, and Assets

IFPRI is evaluating the impact of agricultural development programs on gender asset inequality and other development outcomes.

The Dragon and the Elephant

MOTIVATION China and India have had incredible economic transformations in recent years, moving from two of the world’s poorest countries to burgeoning superpowers. Along with partners from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, IFPRI researchers compared the reform experiences of China and India in The Dragon and the >> Read more

Supporting Agricultural Markets in South Asia: Rural Business Hubs in India

IFPRI’s rural business hubs research, developed under USAID’s Partnership for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture, provides detailed market information to retail partners to guide them in reducing the cost and improving the quality of inputs and services provided to small farmers.

Rice Market Monitoring In Vietnam

The Rice Market Monitoring project, supported by ADB, identified market development as the main element of a strategy promoting the growth of the rural economy.

Innovations in Agriculture and Food Value Chains

MOTIVATION Nearly two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to improve food security in the region, food value chains need to be upgraded to ensure adequate and affordable food supplies. While margins of error within each segment of a food value chain may be low, collectively they can contribute >> Read more

Ethiopia Strategy Support Program

In Ethiopia, as in many countries, development strategies face design, implementation, and monitoring challenges. In 2004, IFPRI launched the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program—in partnership with the government of Ethiopia and regional partners—to cultivate country specific solutions.