International Day of Rural Women: Women’s land rights need to be at heart of tenure reforms to help eradicate poverty

Why are land rights so important to rural women? Quite simply, land is the most valuable asset among many rural people and households, as land is the foundation of rural livelihoods.

New paper discusses women’s land rights as a pathway to poverty reduction

The new IFPRI discussion paper reviews the literature on women's land rights (WLR) and poverty reduction. It adapts the Gender, Agriculture and Assets Project (GAAP) conceptual framework to identify pathways by which WLR could reduce poverty and increase wellbeing of women and their households in rural areas.

Karen Brooks: agricultural research contributes to rural prosperity directly and indirectly

In this video recorded at this year's ISPC Science Forum 2016, Karen Brooks, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) identifies several research-based pathways to rural prosperity, including direct income effects via new technologies and indirect economy-wide effects resulting from greater agricultural production.

Malawi’s subsidy splurge

Do expensive fertilizer subsidy programs reduce poverty? In their discussion paper, Variable Returns to Fertilizer Use and Its Relationship to Poverty: Experimental and Simulation Evidence from Malawi, IFPRI researchers Yanyan Liu and Liangzhi You, and coauthors Aurelie Harou and Christopher Barrett take a closer look at the profitability of fertilizer use under a variety of >> Read more