The global locust crisis is forcing governments to fight on two fronts.

Holger Kray, Shobha Shetty |

© Dominic Chavez/World Bank India’s state of Chhattisgarh faced a daunting challenge in the mid-2000s. About half of its public food distribution was leaked, meaning that it never reached the…

Ugo Gentilini, Harold Alderman, Ruslan Yemtsov |

  We started with a standard warm-up question as Gangi Devi, our first respondent, sat in anticipation. “Tell me a little bit about your society. What is distinctive about the Himachali way of…

Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Emcet O. Tas |

Follow the author on Twitter: @DasMaitreyi   Want to learn more about urban migration and social inclusion? Watch live discussion on March 11 at 12:30pm EST. I just finished reading Doug Saunders…

Maitreyi Bordia Das |

As we get ready to kick off the new year, let’s recount the voices and stories about how we can enhance the way we interact with our planet. From Ethiopia to Indonesia, we’ve seen our efforts…

Andy Shuai Liu |

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing the statement, “It’s not the What; it’s the How.”  On the reform of energy subsidies in the Middle East and North Africa, for instance, the discussion is…

Shanta Devarajan |

Join me in a Twitter Chat on why global food prices remain high on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT. I'll be tweeting from @worldbanklive with hashtag #foodpriceschat. Ask questions beforehand…

José Cuesta |

Globally, 165 million children under age 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition – also known as stunting, or low height for age. Much of this damage happens in pregnancy and the first two years of a…

Sri Mulyani Indrawati |

When presidents, prime ministers, and government ministers of more than 60 nations put their countries’ names behind natural capital accounting last year at Rio+20,  something shifted. Countries…

Rachel Kyte |

Deep inside the ICRISAT campus just outside Hyderabad,  there are two sub-zero rooms that house the seeds of 120, 000 plants from over 100 countries and 120, 000 chances to change poor farmers…

Rachel Kyte |