Monthly Archives: September 2010

Spotlight On: Mozambique

Increasing the rural poor’s access to markets for agricultural products is among the main priorities of the Mozambique government. The leading goal is to integrate smallholder agriculture and artisanal fisheries into the market economy and turn them into profitable economic … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Morocco

The IFAD-IFPRI program allows complementary synergies to take place between the program’s activities and an IFAD portfolio of loans and grant programs currently being implemented in Morocco. Moreover, the country has taken on several climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Ghana

Economic reforms in Ghana have been successful in promoting investment and trade and maintaining a healthy pace of economic growth. Nonetheless, the distribution of benefits from economic growth has been uneven. For example, poverty rates in the northern regions of … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: Vietnam

Vietnam has achieved rapid economic growth during the past 15–20 years, resulting in dramatic reductions in the incidence of poverty. The country has rapidly become a leading exporter of rice, coffee, black peppers, cashew nuts, and seafood. Income growth in … Continue reading

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New Literature Review Explores Barriers to Agriculture’s Inclusion in Carbon Markets

The mitigation potential of the agricultural sector is estimated to be 10 to 14 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions.  However, as a new IFPRI discussion paper explores, market mechanisms to control GHG emissions continue to largely exclude agriculture—including smallholder … Continue reading

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