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Reviving global poverty reduction : what role for genetically modified plants ? (Inglês)

This lecture presents seven inter-related points. 1) The poor continue to depend on staples for income and progress, via consumption, prices, nutrition, employment, farm income, and overall rural income. 2) 1965-85 saw huge falls in poverty based on rising food yields, employment, and public agricultural research effort; all four have stalled since 1985-90. 3) Fertility transition opens a 'window of opportunity' to complete the task of eliminating food poverty. 4) The window is useful only if yield potential revives for tropical food staples. 5) Genetically modified (GM) plant research is a key tool for breeding to improve staples yield potential, stability, spread, sustainability and employment - but is not being used well. 6) Proper application of GM on plant research to help the world's poor requires radical institutional innovation in agricultural research. 7) Realigning the public debate about GMs. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 23537 OCT 28, 1999

Lipton, Michael Disclosed

Damaging fluctuations, risk and poverty: a review : Damaging fluctuations, risk and poverty: a review (Inglês)

The report examines three proximate causes of falls in private consumption poverty: the average person's lifetime consumption rises; the distribution of lifetime consumption shifts towards the initially poor; for the poor and near-poor, damaging fluctuations (DFs) in consumption are better managed. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de Trabalho 27913 OCT 01, 1999

Sinha, Saurabh; Lipton, Michael; Church, Joanna; Leavy, Jennifer; Litchfield, Julie; Ronchi, Loraine; Straub, Rachael; Yaqub, Shahin

Including the poor : proceedings of a symposium organized by the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (Inglês)

The incidence of poverty has fallen in most regions of the world since 1945. Yet despite decolonization and an expanding world economy, huge numbers of people remain poor, even in some countries that have enjoyed unprecedented economic growth, such as Brazil, India, and Pakistan. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação 12684 DEC 31, 1993

Lipton, Michael; van der Gaag, Jacques [editors]

Poverty and policy (Inglês)

In this analysis of public policy to reduce poverty, the authors point out, among other things, that typically the highest incidence and severity of poverty are still found in rural areas, especially if ill-watered. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre pesquisa de políticas WPS1130 APR 30, 1993

Lipton, Michael; Ravallion, Martin

The poor and the poorest : some interim findings (Inglês)

Many governments in developing countries, donors, and nongovernmental organizations have been trying to use their resources in ways that steer the benefits towards poor people. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação WDP25 APR 30, 1988

Lipton, Michael

Modern varieties, international agricultural research, and the poor (Inglês)

Does the utilization of modern varieties or MVs in plant cultivation really help the poor? This paper takes a look at this issue and examines the evidence on effects of MVs on poor people as producers, laborers and consumers. ... Exibir mais +

Publicação CGR2 SEP 30, 1985

Lipton, Michael; Longhurst, Richard

Land assets and rural poverty (Inglês)

Is private access to land the main insurance against rural poverty? Alternative forms of insurance such as customary, cooperative, collective, or common-property terms; off-farm income; access to "free" spare land appear to be dwindling, either in availability or in insurance value. ... Exibir mais +

Documento de trabalho sobre o pessoal SWP744 AUG 31, 1985

Lipton,Michael Disclosed