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Teff love: Ethiopia’s staple crop requires big push

Sep 26th, 2018 • by Sara Gustafson

BY BART MINTEN, ALEMAYEHU SEYOUM TAFFESSE AND SMITA AGGARWAL

Not long ago, teff—the gluten-free, nutrient-rich, 3,000-year-old grain native to Ethiopia—had its media moment as the world began to recognize the nutritional potential of this poppy-sized staple. Teff was called the next “supergrain,” joining the select club of popular exotic grains such as quinoa, farro, and millet.

Women and Cash Cropping

Jun 21st, 2018 • by Sara Gustafson

Gender equality plays a pivotal role in food security, poverty reduction, and overall development. In a new project note , an ongoing project from IFPRI’s Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division looks at how women in Africa can be better integrated into emerging high-value cash crop production markets.

Food Quality in the Senegalese Onion Market

Feb 27th, 2018 • by Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Janvry, Samba Mbaye, and Elisabeth Sadoulet

This post originally appeared on VoxDev . By Tanguy Bernard, Alan de Janvry, Samba Mbaye, and Elisabeth Sadoulet.

Agriculture market reforms that allow quality recognition enable farmers to capture higher prices and lead to adoption of better technology