MOTIVATION The study aims to thoroughly evaluate the impacts of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), the largest public works project in the world.
Partnering with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
In collaboration with the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) and other partners, IFPRI aims to spur agricultural growth in the region by increasing productivity and competitiveness.
In 2002, in response to strong demand for African agricultural economists, IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative, the Eastern and Central African Policy Analysis Programme, and the African Economic Research Consortium initiated the development of a collaborative Master’s Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics.
In 2006, IFPRI began collaborating with the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD) and ECOWAS to identify the most effective ways to promote growth in agricultural productivity at the subsector level across West and Central African countries.
Motivation In most of Asia, irrigation plays a key role in food production, employment generation, and agricultural and economic growth. Increasing water scarcity in Asia has raised concerns about how agriculture will share this valuable resource with rapidly growing industries and urban centers. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported IFPRI research in Indonesia and Vietnam >> Read more
When cotton prices drop in producing countries, rural poverty rates tend to increase.