Africa

Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area.[2] With 1.0 billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the world's human population.

Date of publication
January 2011
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Ethiopia remains one of the least-developed countries in the world: 50 percent of the population lives in abject poverty, and average life expectancy is only 43 years.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2009

In comparison to other African countries, Ethiopia has a low urbanization rate.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2012
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This paper uses historical census data from Burkina Faso to characterize local demographic pressures associated with internal migration into river valleys after onchocerciasis eradication, combined

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 1994
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Why should there be a book about the commercialization of subsistence agriculture, economic development, and nutrition? There are two compelling reasons.

Date of publication
January 2004
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"While ample evidence documents that urban children generally have better nutritional status than their rural counterparts, recent research suggests that urban malnutrition is on the rise.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2011
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In the past decade, it has become increasingly common to use simple laboratory games and decision tasks as a device for measuring both the preferences and understanding of rural populations in the

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2009

Since registering a disappointing growth of 1.2 percent in 2002, Nigeria's economic performance has rebounded, averaging growth at 7.3 percent between then and 2007.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 1999
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This paper uses a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to simulate the short-run effects of alternative food- subsidy scenarios.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute
Date of publication
January 2012
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Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the study of structural transformation.

Publisher
International Food Policy Research Institute

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