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An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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The Agricultural Development and Policy Programme works to promote understanding of transitions in food and agriculture, and appropriate policy responses. This is done with the aim of reducing hunger and poverty, and improving the sustainability of rural livelihoods in the face of increasing social, economic and physical shocks and stresses.
Do biofuels really harm food prices?
New paper examines facts

Are we right to worry that crop-made fuel will affect access to food in developing countries? Evidence suggests more important factors are at play.

Growing global waistlines, South Sudan and Helen Clark
Podcast

The latest ODI podcast features experts discussing the rise in obesity in the developing world and the crisis in South Sudan, while the UN’s Helen Clark gives us the latest on the post 2015 agenda.

Should the world go on a diet in 2014?
Publication

Future Diets traces how the changes in diet - more fat, more meat, more sugar and bigger portions - have led to a looming health crisis.  It also looks at how policy-makers have tried to curb our eating excesses - with mixed results.

What is land governance?
ODI Opinion

Land transparency has been on the public agenda again since the G8 summit in June this year. Anna Locke investigates transparency and governance in the land sector, asking whether these are two sides of the same coin.

Agricultural Development and Policy
The Agricultural Development and Policy Programme works to promote understanding of transitions in food and agriculture, and appropriate policy responses. This is done with the aim of reducing hunger and poverty, and improving the sustainability of rural livelihoods in the face of increasing social, economic and physical shocks and stresses.
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