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Decision and Policy Analysis Research Area – DAPA

Katie Ricketts

A Quiet Move into Africa…

We had a great recent post about small farmer participation in formal and informal markets by Rajiv earlier this month. In thinking about how a large Read more...

News in Value Chain Development: The Guardian covers VC issues and IIED launches provacative webinar series

“We just can’t be sure.” This five word excuse has been used by consumers and industry leaders alike to distance them from the produ Read more...

IFAD Releases 2011 Rural Poverty Report

This week IFAD released a helpful and incredibly insightful 2011 Rural Poverty Report. Many things have changed since 2001, when the last report was r Read more...

Investing for the Long Term: Creating Real Value

Last week an interesting article showed up at the NYT about microfinance and predatory lending.  While we tend to focus more on mechanisms that lend t Read more...

Invisible Liabilities… how do we understand constraints in agrarian communities?

A few weeks ago I posted on invisible assets and the need to put a price tag on environmental resources.   Farmers, in particular, often feel the pinc Read more...

Landmark UN Biodiversity Agreements Offer Hope for Maintaining Crop Diversity and Food Security

Last week’s UN Biodiversity Summit ushered in a landmark set of important targets aimed at reducing species and habitat loss and promoting biodiversit Read more...

Invisible Assets: Whats the Price Tag for the Environment?

We tend to measure what matters to us. The rates of return on an investment, our waistlines, the distance across town to get to a hot new restaurant. Read more...

Investing in Agriculture through a Gender Lense: Challenges, Opportunities and Areas for Review

The need to focus in on women and girls in development represents a critical, growing field of work that’s ushering in new development projects Read more...

October News for Food, Agriculture, and Development

With just under five days before World Food Day, we’re seeing some significant attention being placed on food, agriculture, and rural development.  Fr Read more...

Value and Profits Through Small-Holder Sourcing: Area 1- Sales and New Market Opportunities

Does idealism pay?  Really?  Growing divides in corporate thinking point to new, expanding school of thought that argues that the new frontier of prof Read more...

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