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The purpose of this guide is to provide access to relevant, diverse and credible research on the role of agricultural production and food policy in achieving broad development goals. It aims to inform dialogue and the sharing of good practice by policy actors and decision makers globally around issues such as food security, land issues, markets, gender and the role of innovation and technology.
2016 Global Food Policy Report: How we feed the world is unsustainable
Rice crop
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The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. 

This year's report argues that, if we are to meet SDG targets, we must promote and support a new global food system that is efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.

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Social protection and women's empowerment
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016
Many social protection programmes, including cash transfers, safety-net oriented public works programmes and asset transfers, target women as main beneficiaries. As such, extending social protection to rural populations has great pote...
Change in the making: progress reports on CGIAR gender research
Nathan Russell (ed); Jacqui Ashby (ed); Kristofer Karlsson (ed); M. Mascarenhas / Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research 2015
Agriculture in the developing world faces formidable challenges, which range from increased food demand to climate change impacts, and whose scope and complexity are evolving rapidly. The opportunities to address these challenges thro...
Prospects of Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean
Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
The concept of Blue Economy is emerging as a new narrative on productive and sustainable engagement with the vast development opportunities that oceanic resources offer. The important sectors of Blue Economy are fisheries, sea-mineral...
Science, technology, innovation in India and sccess, inclusion and equity: discourses, measurement and emerging challenges
S. Chaturvedi; K.R. Srinivas; R. Rastogi / Research and Information System for Developing Countries 2015
The role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in economic growth is well accepted. Tracing the debate on the role of science in Indian society in the pre-1947 India, the discourses and narratives on science, technology and soci...
2016 Global Food Policy Report: How We Feed the World is Unsustainable
S. Fan (ed); R. Pandya-Lorch; K. Park / International Food Policy Research Institute 2016
The annual IFPRI Global Food Policy Report provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events in the past year, and examines key challenges and opportunities for the coming year. The 2016 report This year...
Hatchery-bred milkfish fry: a must for fisheries development
D.C. Israel / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Milkfish is the national fish of the Philippines not only because it is a favorite viand of the population. The milkfish industry has also been contributing about 10 percent, on average, to total fisheries production for the past two ...
Defining the agricultural biotechnology policy of the Philippines
S.C. Halos / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
Agricultural biotechnology offers a whole new range of possibilities to solving the problems that impinge on the productivity of the agriculture sector and its ability to feed the growing human population. Worldwide, amidst reactions ...
Empowering rural women through social protection
A.P. de la O Campos / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015
This paper reviews evidence on the most widely-used social protection schemes, assessing the extent of their current and potential impact on women’s economic empowerment and, where possible, the programme design characteristics ...
Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy: refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
R. Holmes; N. Jones / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2011
Although the gender-specific challenges of women’s largely unequal involvement in agricultural activities are generally well-articulated, social protection policy and programming have not adequately recognised the gendered exper...
Agricultural biotechnology research and development in the Philippines: the need for a strategic approach
S.C. Halos / Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2000
This paper examines the capacity of the Philippines to join and benefit from the biotechnological revolution. It reviews world trends and issues and Philippine agricultural biotechnology R&D contents, directions and management usi...
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