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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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How to Feed More than Half the Population

Asia—home to more than half of the world’s population—has made strides in staving off hunger and boosting the nutrition of its billions of residents. But food security challenges facing the region—from volatile food prices and urban-rural disparities…

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Food Security and the Arab Awakening

The roots of the “Arab Awakening” run deep. Several factors—political, economic, and sociological—led to the popular uprisings that erupted throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa this decade. Key among these factors was high and volatile…

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Addressing the Ripple Effects of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

A  UNAIDS  report released in advance of the  19th International AIDS Conference  taking place this week in Washington reveals that the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS is declining and the number of people receiving treatment—including those in…

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Tracking the 2012 G20

Food insecurity poses a daunting challenge to the G20’s goals of global economic growth and development. The impacts of high and volatile food prices in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 remain widely visible, as seen during the 2011 Horn of Africa food crisis.…

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Improving Agricultural Growth Critical to Global Food Security

With a growing global population and rising incomes, global collaboration is urgently needed to ensure sustainable agricultural growth and food security. The issue of food security and development was first taken up at the 2010 G20 Summit in Seoul,…

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A Green Economy and the Poor

One of the pillars of discussion at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be the green economy—an economy that pursues growth while promoting sustainable development through efficient use of resources, in particular…

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