A Comparative Analysis of Global Cropping Systems Models and Maps

Publication Date: April, 2014

This study aims to explore and quantify systematic similarities and differences between four major global cropping systems products: the dataset of monthly irrigated and rainfed crop areas around the year 2000 (MIRCA2000), the spatial production allocation model (SPAM), the global agroecological zone (GAEZ) dataset, and the M3 dataset developed by Monfreda, Ramankutty, and Foley.

Ethiopia Agricultural Snapshot 2004/5

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics in- tegrated with socioeconomic variables across countries.

Ghana Agricultural Snapshot 2007/8

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries.

Tanzania Agricultural Snapshot 2007/8

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics, integrat- ed with socio-economic variables across countries.

Uganda Agricultural Snapshot 2004/5

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics integrat- ed with socioeconomic variables across countries.

Malawi Agricultural Snapshot 2004/5

Publication Date: March, 2014

The purpose of this series of country briefs is to provide a comprehensive and standardized view of agricultural characteristics inte- grated with socioeconomic variables across countries.

Agricultural R&D, Food Prices, Poverty and Malnutrition Redux

Publication Date: January, 2014

Beginning in the early 1970s, Per Pinstrup-Andersen conducted pioneering work into the links between agricultural research and development (R&D) and its consequences for nutrition and health outcomes of the poor. In this paper we revisit those links in the context of two twenty-first century conundrums.

Agriculture in the Global Economy

Publication Date: January, 2014

In this article, we first discuss how the high-income countries like the United States represent a declining share of global agricultural output while middle-income countries like China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia represent a rising share. We then look at the differing patterns of agricultural inputs across countries and the divergent productivity paths taken by their agricultural sectors.

Economic, Production, and Poverty Impacts of Investing in Maize Tolerant to Drought in Africa: An Ex-Ante Assessment

Publication Date: January, 2014

The potential impacts of investing in drought tolerant maize (DTM) in 13 countries of eastern, southern and western Africa were analyzed through an innovative economic surplus analysis framework, to identify where greatest economic returns and poverty reduction may be achieved.

Food Security in a World of Growing Natural Resource Scarcity: The Role of Agricultural Technologies

Publication Date: January, 2014

Authors use crop and impact models to examine which current and potential agricultural technologies offer solutions to fight hunger.

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