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Former Presidents of Ghana, Brazil Awarded 2011 World Food Prize

Washington, D.C.—During a  ceremony at the U.S. State Department  yesterday hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Ghanaian President John Kufuor, and former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, were awarded the 2011…

New Book Examines Food Systems, Health, and Nutrition in Africa

Despite extensive research focusing separately on agriculture, health, and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, the connections between these topics are seldom addressed.  The African Food System and Its Interaction with Human Health and Nutrition, a book…

Garvelink Opens Biofortification Conference

In his opening keynote to the conference at the First Global Conference on Biofortification, Ambassador William J. Garvelink observed that there’s been a significant decline in funding for agriculture over the past decades. However, the tide has…

Beyond Food

“The story of why hunger persists in India is long, sometimes depressing, and full of paradoxes, the central one of course being the fact that the country actually has a booming economy and robust food stocks,” says IFPRI research fellow  Purnima…

The Challenge of Hunger 2008

2008 Global Hunger Index and 2008 India State Hunger Index released for World Food Day Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic Republic of…

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…

The fight against hunger cannot be won alone

The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. With 805 million people worldwide…

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…

Getting to green

Can you eat policy? Obviously not, but without innovations in policy—together with technological innovations in food production, information, and communication that weren’t even dreamed of just a generation ago—there will not be enough nutritious food…

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