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Battered but not broken

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published in the Huffington Post. While the major earthquakes in Nepal appear to have ended, the need to prepare for future disasters has not. The April 25th quake killed…

Groundnuts at Sawla market in Ghana's Northern Region.

Ghana’s groundnuts

Fungus-contaminated maize and groundnuts have been identified as the culprit for more than 40 percent of the disease burden in developing countries. Serious health concerns such as hepatitis and liver cancer have been linked to chronic exposure to…

 Gwendolyn Stansbury, Shenggen Fan, Thomas Jayne, Milu Muyanga, and Derek Headey.

Producing more with less?

Africa south of the Sahara is the only region in the world where rural populations are expected to continue to grow rapidly, with an estimated 48 percent increase in rural population density in the next 35 years. At the same time, smallholder farm…

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Mapping crops to improve food security

The following article was jointly written byIFPRI researchers  Weston Anderson  and  Liangzhi You  from the  Environmental and Production Technologies Division (EPTD)  and  Evgeniya Anisimova, communications specialist for the  CGIAR Research Program on…

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Dollars and sense

At the L’Aquila G-8 summit in 2009, governments and organizations committed more than $20 billion to agriculture and rural development as a means of promoting food and nutrition security. Within the overarching frameworks of the L’Aquila Food Security…

IFPRI Food Policy Research for Australia

Australia: Championing food policy research

With support from Australia, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as agricultural markets, climate change, and tools and scenarios to improve food security. Agriculture and rural development play a critical role in alleviating poverty and…

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Monsoon Fears Driving Food Inflation in India

The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s  Food Security Portal. India’s monsoon season is off to its weakest start in five years, sparking fears over the potential for drought and increased food prices throughout the country. During the…

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