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Integrated, sustainable, and shared growth at Davos

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos took place as the world faces slowed and uncertain economic growth and continuing shifts in economic power toward emerging and developing economies. Discussions focused on unemployment,…

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Climate Change and Food Security

Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on the…

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Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges

The World Trade Organization this week hosted a public forum, “Seeking Answers to Global Trade Challenges”, which discussed the future of the multilateral trading system. The forum addressed four main topics related to global trade: food security,…

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Policy Dialogue in DRC Highlights Difficulty Measuring Food Insecurity

On August 31st, IFPRI researchers gathered in Kinshasa with national policymakers and policy advisors, representatives from donor organizations and NGOs, and Congolese experts from academia and research institutions at a high level Policy Dialogue to…

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The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) partners with Government of Germany to organize the international “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus–Solutions for the Green Economy” to be held in Bonn, Germany…

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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…

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Reading up on the Earth

The climate change-food security nexus is a hot topic. Staying abreast of the latest news and reports about the changing climate and its impacts has become a daunting challenge. In partnership with IFPRI,  The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change,…

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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…

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Food Security Portal

The FAO’s recent announcement that global food prices reached a record high in December 2010 has once again brought food security to the forefront of global attention. The continued rise in food prices in 2010, coupled with the prediction of a…

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