IFPRI receives COM+ Communication Award for response to the food crisis

The COM+ Alliance has awarded the 2008 COM+ Communication Award to IFPRI for its response to the global food crisis, noting:

“At a time when global food prices soared, doubling or tripling over a 2-year period, leading to social unrest in about 50 countries, compromising poor people’s food and nutrition security, and throwing many deeper into poverty, IFPRI proved remarkably innovative and effective, producing timely research on the food crisis, raising public awareness about it, informing policymakers, and providing an action plan ahead of others.”

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