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“A hungry nation is an angry nation”

Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro was interviewed during a visit to IFPRI in October 2012 “A hungry nation is an angry nation. A hungry house is an angry house…” Those words by Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development of…

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USAID Administrator Shah inspires and calls for action at IFPRI event

The US government is “doubling down” on hunger and food security in the new presidential term, with a major focus on scaling up proven agricultural technologies to reach as many people as possible – and it would like the help of the international…

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Disappointment in Doha

The UN Doha climate change negotiations, ending tomorrow (Saturday), have been tough going. As the bottom drops out of the carbon market, negotiators are locked in dispute about renewing the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions (which expires in…

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Are we headed for a “food cliff”?

By now, most Americans have heard of the pending “fiscal cliff,” but have they heard of the “food cliff?” According to Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP),…

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IFPRI welcomes new Australian food security research center

Last week’s launch of the  Australian International Food Security Center  heralds a new level of collaboration between Australian and African policymakers—and research from CGIAR and IFPRI is playing a role in the dialogue. Two IFPRI researchers…

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Food and nutrition debated in Italy

What better place to talk about food than Italy? And that’s just what happened this week in Milan: a global discussion about how food is grown and distributed; who has plenty, who doesn’t – and why; and what the future holds for our ability to supply…

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Will food security follow the Arab Spring?

In the aftermath of the “Arab Spring”—a series of demonstrations, protests, and wars that swept through the Arab world during 2010-2011 and toppled several governments in the region—many researchers identified rising food prices and the resulting food…

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South Sudan’s agriculture minister speaks at IFPRI

Everything is new in the Republic of South Sudan, which by merit of having achieved independence from Sudan on July 9, 2011, now ranks as the newest country in the world. So when  Minister of Agriculture H.E. Dr. Betty Achan Ogwaro  visited IFPRI…

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IFPRI invites comments on draft strategy

During the past year, IFPRI has been drafting a new institutional strategy. IFPRI’s draft strategy for 2013-2018 is intended to respond to changes in the food and agricultural policy landscape, as well as reinforce the Institute’s position as an…

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