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Generation gap

Though the effects of famine can extend beyond a single generation, researchers have found that by and large, humans are surprisingly resilient in the face of such extreme nutrition shocks. While recent initiatives such as the  1,000 Days…

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People first: green goals should not override ending hunger

This blog story  by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally posted on  The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network. With the deadline for achieving the  millennium development goals  less than two years away, international attention…

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Women hold the key to better nutrition through biofortification

Vitamin A deficiency is a widespread public health concern, particularly for children in the developing world. A lack of vitamin A in the diet can lead to stunted physical and mental development, heighten susceptibility to disease, and even result in…

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Beyond 1000 Days

The following story was originally published on the  CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) blog. The world has rallied around the importance of good nutrition in a child’s first 1000 days – from conception to two…

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Ending world hunger and undernutrition by 2025

The following post by IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was originally published on Humanitas Global Development’s  Hunger and Undernutrition blog. Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025. Meeting this aspirational target is an immense…

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A timely call to action

The following post by Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute, is a modified version of a  story that originally was published on the Bread for the World Institute’s blog. IFPRI’s  Global Food Policy Report (GFPR)  has become an annual…

Student eating vegetables as part of national school feeding program in Laos.

Transforming political will into action for nutrition

The year 2013 saw a major step forward in global attention to nutrition. Several processes converged: the  Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement  continued to drive the momentum, with 47 countries now having signed up;  The Lancet  released a new  Maternal…

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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…

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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…