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Women's focus group in Odisha, India.
IFPRI Blog

What’s in a name?

In West Bengal, nearly 40 percent of children under the age of five are underweight, despite the country’s strong economic gains in recent years. This paradox indicates that food insecurity continues to pose major challenges for India’s state and…

 Facebook (World Bank Publications)
IFPRI Blog

Fishing for answers

Amid a future of growing populations, economies, and changing diets, questions arise as to how current practices can meet future food demands. Aquaculture, also known as fish farming, may be key: It is expected that as much as two-thirds of all fish…

 Achieving the Right to Food for All”
IFPRI Blog

Zeroing in on ending hunger

With less than two years to go until the expiration of the 2015  Millennium Development Goals, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan noted that “almost 850 million people still suffer from hunger, and two billion are suffering from micronutrient…

Kenyan women farmers in the field.
IFPRI Blog

International Year of Family Farming

The United Nations declared 2014 the  International Year of Family Farming  to highlight the important global role family and smallholder farmers have in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods,…

Shenggen Fan at World Economic Forum
IFPRI Blog

Shenggen Fan receives Hunger Hero Award in Davos

The World Food Programme presented IFPRIDirector General Dr. Shenggen Fan with a Hunger Hero Award  yesterday at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting hunger…

Arab Spatial
IFPRI Blog

Connecting the Dots

www.arabspatial.org Improving food security and enhancing economic development in developing countries requires a multifaceted approach—and that includes access to reliable data. In the swiftly changing Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,…

Climate Change Map
IFPRI Blog

Merging models to compare food security impacts of climate change

Much is still uncertain about the potential effects of climate change on agriculture, leading to widespread uncertainty surrounding the future of global food security. Leaving hunger to chance is not a plan anyone embraces, but how can people prepare…

Shenggen Fan EDD13
IFPRI Blog

Resilience and Food Security Take the Stage at European Development Days

This week, European development practitioners, partners, and stakeholders worldwide have gathered at the 8th annual European Development Days  in Brussels with an eye toward improving development coordination and aid effectiveness in 2015 and beyond.…

IFPRI Blog

IFPRI Insights Magazine

The latest issue of  IFPRI Insights  sheds light on how IFPRI researchers are tackling the big questions related to food policy, from farm to table to the global marketplace. Composed of articles, interviews, and infographics, the November 2013 issue…

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