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New methods aren’t always silver bullets: Challenges with use of the inverse hyperbolic sine transformation for elasticity estimation

How do different types of expenditures relate to households’ overall budgets? To characterize this relationship, economists frequently use demand elasticities, which are the percent change in expenditures on a given item (or group of items) associated with a percent change in their budget. Using household expenditure data, a simple way to generate an elasticity estimate …

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Policy seminar: COVID-19 impacts on African agricultural trade and food security

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled a number of African agricultural exports, while dependency on food imports and lower purchasing power across much of the continent threaten to push millions more into food insecurity and poverty. A Sept. 17 IFPRI policy seminar, organized with the support of USAID, explored the interaction of the pandemic’s macroeconomic and microeconomic …

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Agricultural extension

Agricultural transformation and development are critical to the livelihoods of more than a billion small-scale farmers and other rural people in developing countries. Extension and advisory services play an important role in such transformation and can assist farmers with advice and information, brokering and facilitating innovations and relationships, and dealing with risks and disasters. Agricultural …

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ETHIOPIA’S AGRIFOOD SYSTEM

Ethiopia has experienced impressive agricultural growth and poverty reduction, stemming in part from substantial public investments in agriculture. Yet, the agriculture sector now faces increasing land and water constraints along with other challenges to growth. Ethiopia’s Agrifood System: Past Trends, Present Challenges, and Future Scenarios presents a forward-looking analysis of Ethiopia’s agrifood system in the …

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Passing of Isher Judge Ahluwalia

Isher Judge Ahluwalia,  an Indian economist, public policy researcher, and professor passed away on September 26, 2020. Ahluwalia was an IFPRI Board Member (2000-06) and Board Chair (2003-06). She successfully governed IFPRI throughout those years and was instrumental in establishing IFPRI’s South Asia Regional Office in New Delhi in 2005, which has continued to flourish. Her career …

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Survey: Despite COVID-19, food consumption remains steady in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

There is substantial concern that global food insecurity is increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations such as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), and CGIAR are trying to get a clear picture of the growing challenges people may be facing, but the nature of the pandemic makes data on food security …

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