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Rice farmer in Rwanda

People first: green goals should not override ending hunger

This blog story  by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. With the deadline for achieving the  millennium development goals  less than two years away, international attention…

 Achieving the Right to Food for All”

Zeroing in on ending hunger

With less than two years to go until the expiration of the 2015  Millennium Development Goals, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan noted that “almost 850 million people still suffer from hunger, and two billion are suffering from micronutrient…

Shenggen Fan at World Economic Forum

Shenggen Fan receives Hunger Hero Award in Davos

The World Food Programme presented IFPRIDirector General Dr. Shenggen Fan with a Hunger Hero Award  yesterday at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting hunger…

IFPRI Insights Magazine

The latest issue of  IFPRI Insights  sheds light on how IFPRI researchers are tackling the big questions related to food policy, from farm to table to the global marketplace. Composed of articles, interviews, and infographics, the November 2013 issue…

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…

Bouncing Back Better

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…

Food Subsidies in Egypt: a help or hindrance?

Statistics are sounding a warning bell about the state of Egypt’s food security, poverty, and malnutrition. The number of food insecure Egyptians has increased about 21 percent from 2009 to 2011, according to a 2011 analysis of household incomes,…

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