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Compact2025: New partnership for ending global hunger and undernutrition

IFPRI would like to applaud UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, with ICN2 and the Zero Hunger Challenge, in calling for a global partnership of multiple stakeholders to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. We at IFPRI congratulate FAO and WHO…

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Think we can't end global malnutrition by 2030? Think again

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on the Huffington Post. There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the…

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Raising their voices to improve nutrition in Rwanda

Nearly 40 percent of children in Rwanda do not consume enough iron, which can have long-term consequences, including lower learning capacities, resistance to disease, and diminished energy levels. However, a new biofortified bean variety containing 15…

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Nutrient deficiencies: shining a light on hidden hunger

Vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc and folate deficiencies affect billions of children. How can the quality of food be improved? This blog story by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  Lawrence Haddad  and  Luz Maria De-Regil, Director of Research and Evaluation at…

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Hidden hunger, exposed

The following story by Brenna Fitzpatrick was originally published on the Food Tank blog. The  2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI)  recently released by the  International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),  Welthungerhilfe, and  Concern…

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Costs of ignoring hunger

Ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country’s development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. The following story by S. Mahendra Dev, Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development…

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GHI 2014: Solutions to hidden hunger

The following piece by  Amy Saltzman  and  Ekin Birol  from  HarvestPlus  shares highlights from Chapter 3, "Addressing the Challenge of Hidden Hunger," from the  2014 Global Hunger Index. Micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, afflict more than two…

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Preventing an Ebola-related food crisis

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. With deaths in the thousands and more cases reported each day, the Ebola epidemic has caused tremendous suffering, and will continue to do so for…

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The fight against hunger cannot be won alone

The following story by Gerda Verburg, Committee on Food Security (CFS) Chair and Ambassador of the Netherlands to the UN’s Rome-based Agencies, was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. With 805 million people worldwide…

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