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Youth Writing Contest Announced

IFPRI’s 2020 Vision Initiative has announced a Youth Writing Contest in conjunction with its upcoming conference, “ Leveraging Agriculture for Improving Nutrition and Health ”, to be held February 10-12, 2011 in New Delhi. Young people between the ages…

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Orange Sweet Potato, Again?

Orange sweet potato—yes, the type that shows up on Thanksgiving tables here in the U.S.—may well be the first sign of a new nutrition revolution in Africa. We spend a lot of time talking about this versatile root (not tuber). It’s chock-full of…

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Facts and Findings from GHI 2010: Sub-Saharan Africa

The 2010 GHI score fell by 14 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa compared with the 1990 score, according to the latest  Global Hunger Index (GHI) report. Yet the region ranks second overall with an index of 21.7 (South Asia ranks first at 22.9, with higher…

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HIV/AIDS and Nutrition

Nutrition security, a fundamental human right, is being compromised by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Efforts to respond by integrating food and nutrition with other interventions have proliferated but evidence of their effectiveness from countries…

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Improving Health through Agriculture

Until recently, Dickson Mbogo was a casual laborer at a school near Bombo, Uganda, where he lives with his wife and ten children. In parts of Uganda, nearly a third of young children suffer from a deficiency of vitamin A, which protects against…

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Understanding Rural Poverty in Bangladesh

Rohima (not her real name), a 25-year- old woman, lives in a new corrugated iron one-room house in the Manikganj district of Bangladesh with her husband and two daughters. In 2004, her husband, a day laborer, suffered a stomach ulcer which required…

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Open Access Week 2014

The following story by  Luz Marina Alvaré, Head of Knowledge Management at IFPRI, highlights  IFPRI's commitment to Open Access as part of  Open Access Week 2014  (October 20-26). IFPRI has been committed to the core principles of the Open Access movement…

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