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New Interactive ASTI Tools to Monitor and Benchmark Agricultural Research Inputs

ASTI's new website is loaded with easy-to-use tools for viewing, comparing, and downloading key agricultural R&D information


Pulses: Supply Side Dynamics

Discussion Paper examines the evolution of pulses in India and provides insight into how policy can support the pulses industry


Strengthening links between nutrition and health outcomes and ag research

The June 2015 issue of the Food Security journal featured a special section to advance the boundaries of the agri-health research field.

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Announcing 2015 ReSAKSS Conference

Beyond a Middle Income Africa: Ensuring Sustained Growth with Rising Employment and Incomes


2020 Resilience Conference

Independent Impact Assessment Report of 2020 Conference Released

Prior to the 2020 conference, IFPRI commissioned an independent impact assessment report in order to determine the impact of the Conference on individual participants, professional discourse, organizational participants, and IFPRI itself.

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Strengthening Myanmar’s agricultural policy system through communications and advocacy

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Fighting Droughts in Bihar

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