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Has the food crisis abated?

The Scientific American recently published an edited transcript from an interview with Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). In the question-an-answer segment, von Braun discusses current…

The food crisis isn't over

In a recently published commentary in Nature, Joachim von Braun outlines the risks of a global recession on food security in developing countries. “The stage is set for the next international food crisis,” warns von Braun. The article abstract may be…

Global Food Crisis

The dramatic rise and volatility of food prices over the last year have shaken the global food system. Governments and the international development community generally have responded to various aspects of the food crisis, but questions remain about…

Social protection helps families cope with rising food prices

Elizabeth Hernandez Amaya lives in a poor district on the outskirts of Mexico City with her husband and three young children. Her husband gets jobs at work sites when he can, but he is not regularly employed, and the family often struggles to meet…

Strengthening Families Affected by HIV/AIDS and the Food Crisis

Hunger and AIDS often coexist and interact: malnutrition and food insecurity heighten susceptibility to HIV exposure and infection, while AIDS in turn exacerbates hunger and malnutrition. High food prices aggravate this vicious cycle, overlaying an…

Economist Debate on Food Prices

online at The Economist July 29- August 8 Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director General, will be participating in the debate on the proposition: “This house believes there is an upside for humanity in the rise of food prices.”  Follow the debate  at  The…

G8 Leaders’ Statement on Global Food Security

Comments by Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director General July 11, 2008 It is very promising that global food security is now on the G8 agenda, and will stay there, as G8 leaders want to review progress at the next summit. It is encouraging that actions…

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