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The population and income growth 'double whammy'

IFPRI’s lead climate change researcher,  Gerald Nelson, spoke to Living on Earth’s Bruce Gellerman on January 21 about the relationship between the recent worldwide price spikes and weather events—and what this means for the future of food security in…

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Nelson participates in New York Times "food fight"

IFPRI’s lead climate change researcher  Gerald Nelson  took part in a two-part “food fight” launched on January 10 by New York Times columnist Andrew C. Revkin. “Almost every time global prices surge and the media and public reach out to analysts for…

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Understanding the Implications of Global Markets and Trade

How is a country affected by changes in the global prices of its export and import commodities? What is the change in short-run prices when a country’s food supply is increased? Answering such questions can pose a major challenge to global…

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Food Security in Yemen

Ministers, international partners, and other stakeholders are meeting December 18th in Sana’a, Yemen to officially launch the Yemen National Food Security Strategy (NFSS). The strategy, for which IFPRI provided key analysis and technical advice, was…

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Strategic Grain Reserves in Africa

Strategic grain reserves—also called emergency food reserves or food security reserves—have received considerable attention following the global food crisis of 2007–08. Various models for holding reserves have been discussed at such high-level forums…

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Which regions will be most affected by climate change?

In which regions will agriculture and food security be most affected by climate change? That depends on how you define “affected”. Climate change can affect agricultural outcomes on many levels. Climate change can decrease (or in some cases…

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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…

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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…

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Uzbekistan’s Road to Food Security

Since declaring independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has adopted a rigid approach to food security that prioritizes self-sufficiency but lacks an emphasis on balanced nutrition and affordable food. Although the country produces adequate calories to feed…

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