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Aflatoxin Briefs: Finding Solutions for Food Safety

Aflatoxins—naturally occurring fungal toxins that contaminate grains and other crops— pose one of the world’s most significant food safety risks, particularly in developing countries. On November 5, IFPRI will launch a series of 19 policy briefs on…

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Investing in Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

The following story originally was published on the  website for the IFPRI 2020 Policy Conference & Consultation on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”. Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers requires integrated…

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Bouncing Back Better

Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only spend a…

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Championing Food Policy Research

With support from the European Commission, IFPRI conducts cutting-edge research on biofuels, trade, and country-specific development strategies. The European Commission (EC) has long championed food security, nutrition, and sustainable and productive…

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Shock Absorbers

Today marks  World Food Day, and despite significant gains in the fight against hunger in recent years, an estimated 842 million people—or 1 in 8 people worldwide—still suffer from chronic hunger. According to the  2013 Global Hunger Index (GHI), levels…

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Learning to Fly

Africa is confronting a complex development challenge: population pressures are driving land scarcity, resulting in progressively smaller plots of land per farmer. On the land that’s still available, soil is rapidly degrading. How can Africa maintain,…

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Reactivating Yemen’s National Food Security Strategy

Although the level of food insecurity in Yemen is alarming, it is also declining. In 2011, Yemen was among the bottom 10 countries of the world in terms of food security, but by the end of 2012, food security levels had almost reached pre-crisis…

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The Doha Round and Food Security

The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on IFPRI’s  Food Security Portal. The WTO Doha Development Round trade negotiations have been at an impasse since their launch in 2001, and have gotten particularly bogged down over…

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2020 Conference on Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security

Developing countries, and the vulnerable people who inhabit them, are confronting a barrage of increasingly frequent and intense economic, environmental, and political shocks. There is an urgent need to predict and prepare for these shocks, as well as…

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India’s National Food Security Bill and its Path Forward

The following article   was originally published on the   IFPRI South Asia website. India’s recently introduced National Food Security Bill (NFSB)—a flagship program that will provide long term sustainable food and nutritional security for the poor—was…

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