Oct 31, 2013

Launch of New Website for OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowship

The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website.

OneWorld Foundation, India (OWFI) has launched a new website for the OneWorld-POSHAN Media Fellowship that features news articles, published by fellows, related to undernutrition in India.

Oct 29, 2013

Aflatoxin Briefs: Finding Solutions for Food Safety

Aflatoxins—naturally occurring fungal toxins that contaminate grains and other crops— pose one of the world’s most significant food safety risks, particularly in developing countries. On November 5, IFPRI will launch a series of 19 policy briefs on managing aflatoxins as part of IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative and under the auspices of the IFPRI-led CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).

Oct 29, 2013

Bouncing Back Better

Defining Resilience at the 2013 Global Hunger Index Launch

Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only spend a higher percentage of their household income on food, but also have fewer assets to help them cope with shocks.

Oct 25, 2013

Open Access Week 2013

IFPRI Reaffirms Pledge Facilitating Access to Food Policy Research

At the 6th annual Open Access Week the academic and research communities celebrate their continued commitment to data sharing and access to information. As part of this global commitment to Open Access and Open Data, the CGIAR Consortium’s board recently approved the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy. Since releasing an Open Access Statement in 2012, access to IFPRI’s knowledge products has expanded greatly:

Oct 23, 2013

Agriculture in Africa

The 'Cow' that Feeds the Family

This blog story by Eva Donelli was originally posted on the Devex Development News site.

Oct 22, 2013

Championing Food Policy Research

The European Commission

With support from the European Commission, IFPRI conducts cutting-edge research on biofuels, trade, and country-specific development strategies.

Oct 16, 2013

Shock Absorbers

Building Resiliency for a Food Secure Future

Today marks World Food Day, and despite significant gains in the fight against hunger in recent years, an estimated 842 million people—or 1 in 8 people worldwide—still suffer from chronic hunger. According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), levels of hunger are still “alarming” or “extremely alarming” in 19 countries.

Oct 11, 2013

Winning the Hunger Games

Latest Global Hunger Index Lists Winners and Losers in the Battle to End Chronic Hunger

About one in eight people worldwide suffered from chronic hunger during the past two years, according to the United Nations. Though daunting, that ratio is an improvement over previous years. In fact, the 2013 Global Hunger Index report released today shows that global hunger levels have declined by nearly 35 percent since 1990.

Oct 9, 2013

Stepping into the SUN

Forman Memorial Lecture Focuses on Scaling Up Nutrition Movement

“After decades of hiatus, the global community and, most importantly, high-burden countries are stepping up to the challenge of malnutrition.” So said Shawn K. Baker, director of nutrition for the Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program, at last week’s 23rd Annual Martin J. Forman Lecture, held at IFPRI.