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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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