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Food Security from Every Angle

Global crises, such as the 2007- 2008 spike in food prices, tend to impact each location in a unique way. In Yemen, the triple global crisis in food, fuel, and financial markets has underscored its precarious food supply from abroad and its trade…

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Policies for Improved Food Security in Bhutan

Bhutan has made strides towards achieving food security over the past two decades. Its experiences shed light on the merits of food self-sufficiency as a strategy, so the  Royal Government of Bhutan, IFPRI, and the  Swiss Agency for Development…

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Announcing Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010

Save the date for  Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010:  Finding sustainable agriculture solutions to meet food security and climate challenges. WHEN: 4 December 2010 WHERE: Gran Melia Resort in Cancun, Mexico WHAT: A one-day event parallel…

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Experts tackle food security-climate change challenge

Threats that climate change—a phenomenon marked by global warming and an increase in extreme weather events—pose to the world’s one billion food-insecure are well  documented. Desertification, rising sea levels, depleted freshwater sources, deadly…

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Reducing Poverty and Hunger in Yemen

Dialogue with Clemens Breisinger, Research Fellow, Development Strategy and Governance Division: Why is IFPRI now focusing on Yemen? Yemen has been hard hit by the recent global food crisis and ongoing global recession due to its high dependency on…

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Food and Financial Crises: Implications for Agriculture and the Poor

Brief by Joachim von Braun, prepared for CGIAR Annual General Meeting, Maputo, Mozambique, December 1, 2008 High food prices from 2007 through mid-2008 had serious implications for food and nutrition security, macroeconomic stability, and political…

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The Challenge of Hunger 2008

2008 Global Hunger Index and 2008 India State Hunger Index released for World Food Day Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic Republic of…

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Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition and the Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the member states of the United Nations committed themselves to creating a "more peaceful, prosperous and just world," to "free[ing] our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty," to making…

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Canada: Championing food policy research

With support from Canada, IFPRI conducts innovative research in areas such as improving nutrition, providing access to agricultural data, and developing agricultural strategies at the national level. Canada has long championed food security,…

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Partnership potential

The following story by IFPRI senior research assistant  Vijay Nazareth  was  originally published on the IFPRI South Asia blog. Think of what might happen in India’s risk-prone eastern states, such as Bihar, Jharkhand, and Odisha, if the country’s…

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