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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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Overcoming the triple burden of malnutrition in the MENA region


The following story by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on the Arab Spatial Food Security Blog. The triple burden of malnutrition—the coexistence of food insecurity, undernutrition, and overweight and obesity—is a growing…

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Resources supporting a world free from hidden hunger

The following post by  Sight and Life  Director Klaus Kraemer was  originally published on the Global Nutrition Report website. As we approach World Food Day, we must not overlook a hunger that does not always respond to just the provision of food —…

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GHI 2014: Hunger in the shadows of the Millennium Development Goals

Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite…

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Getting to green

Can you eat policy? Obviously not, but without innovations in policy—together with technological innovations in food production, information, and communication that weren’t even dreamed of just a generation ago—there will not be enough nutritious food…

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Digging deeper—hunger, undernutrition, and poverty linkages

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published on his DG Corner blog. Hunger and undernutrition are said to be causes of poverty, and these concepts are often discussed together. However, the relationship between…

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Gender equality

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. We have  long known  that empowered women are more able to take decisions that benefit them and their children.…

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