Farmers Power Up

A vibrant market in farm machinery services is emerging in Africa.

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Smart Money?

Many African governments subsidize fertilizer for farmers. Are the subsidies worth it?

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Lightening the Double Burden

Obesity and undernutrition increasingly appear among members of the same household. Is there a way to prevent this "double burden" of malnutrition?

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The Family Business

Most farms are family farms. Should we be helping small family farmers to stay in agriculture, or to move up and out?

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In Numbers

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Start Your Engines

In many developing countries, small-scale farmers are finding ways to make profitable use of tractors, power tillers, irrigation pumps, and […]

In Brief

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Mixed Signals

How do you prepare for climate change when forecasts point in different directions?

The War of Words over Biofuels

Research on land use is used as evidence in Europe's battle over biofuel mandates, but the issue remains unsettled.

Bean Counting

Should Indians be growing and eating more pulses?

A New US Farm Bill—but the Song Remains the Same

What are the implications of the latest farm policy?

Measuring Women’s Rights and Roles

What inequalities do women face in Ethiopia?

Help Wanted

Does India's public works jobs program actually help poor people?

Here Comes the Sun

How did the once-struggling Indian state of Bihar achieve a boom in maize production?

Farmers Power Up

A vibrant market in farm machinery services is emerging in Africa.

In Person

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Grounded in Reality

Only by understanding the situation on the ground, says Ruth Meinzen-Dick, can we help poor people get their share of land, water, and other resources.

In Conversation

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Talking with Lant Pritchett

In a recent book, Pritchett argues that in many countries more schooling hasn't led to more learning.

In Focus

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Game Changers for Farming

How will farming need to change to feed the world without destroying the planet?

Smart Money?

Many African governments subsidize fertilizer for farmers. Are the subsidies worth it?

Lightening the Double Burden

Obesity and undernutrition increasingly appear among members of the same household. Is there a way to prevent this "double burden" of malnutrition?