Category Archives: Research Papers

Adaptation Options for sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Climate Change

Authors Alvaro Calzadilla, Tingju Zhu, Katrin Rehdanz, Richard S.J. Tol, and Claudia Ringler tackle the obstacles and opportunities for climate change adaptation in their paper Economy wide impacts of climate change on agriculture – case study for adaptation strategies in … Continue reading

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The Economics of Rural Infrastructure

In many countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are large tracts of arable land with significant agricultural potential. Unfortunately, much of this land is located in remote areas that lack access to major markets, so this enormous agronomic potential remains untapped. … Continue reading

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New Project Note: Crop Mitigation Potential for Key Food Crops in Vietnam

Vietnam remains a country heavily grounded in agriculture. In 2010, approximately 63% of the working population was active in agriculture. By 2020, the share is expected to still be 59%. The rural areas also harbor the majority of Vietnam’s poor … Continue reading

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Recent IFPRI Policy Note Offers Lessons from Kenya

A recent IFPRI policy note, Agricultural Land Management: Capturing Synergies Among Climate Change Adaptation, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation & Agricultural Productivity, identifies win-win-win strategies among agriculture adaptation, mitigation, and profitability that are applicable to the IFAD-IFPRI case study countries Ghana, Morocco, and Mozambique. … 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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