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A New Year's resolution to consider—cut food loss and waste

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. The holiday season is just over. In the past few weeks, numerous families around the globe filled their plates with holiday-themed food and…

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Compact2025: New partnership for ending global hunger and undernutrition

IFPRI would like to applaud UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, with ICN2 and the Zero Hunger Challenge, in calling for a global partnership of multiple stakeholders to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. We at IFPRI congratulate FAO and WHO…

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Preventing an Ebola-related food crisis

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. With deaths in the thousands and more cases reported each day, the Ebola epidemic has caused tremendous suffering, and will continue to do so for…

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Overcoming the triple burden of malnutrition in the MENA region


The following story by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. The triple burden of malnutrition—the coexistence of food insecurity, undernutrition, and overweight and obesity—is a growing…

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Moving family farms from subsistence to prosperity

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on the World Food Day Network  as part of their “Perspectives” series of essays on this year’s theme of family farming. This series is curated by the  Food and…

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Digging deeper—hunger, undernutrition, and poverty linkages

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. Hunger and undernutrition are said to be causes of poverty, and these concepts are often discussed together. However, the relationship between…

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