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Charting a new path to income convergence

A new book examines the diverse reasons behind variable growth rates among seven developing countries.

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Making politics work to meet the SDGs

  Is politics an obstacle or a means to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals? At a recent IFPRI event, “Making Politics Work to Meet the SDGs,”  Senior World Bank Economist Stuti Khemani argued that politics may be flawed, but paying…

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The Goldilocks dilemma of irrigation

Water management challenges are closely linked to many of the SDGs, especially those relating to poverty reduction, food security, and environmental sustainability. 

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Mapping crops to improve food security

The following article was jointly written byIFPRI researchers  Weston Anderson  and  Liangzhi You  from the  Environmental and Production Technologies Division (EPTD)  and  Evgeniya Anisimova, communications specialist for the  CGIAR Research Program on…

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Mysterious success

As a country’s income level rises, undernutrition rates are expected to fall. However, for years, the mystery of South Asia’s rising income levels existing concurrently with stubbornly high levels of child undernutrition has stumped researchers.…

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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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Working toward a brighter future

The following story was originally published on  IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. Extreme poverty and gender inequality are two of the most daunting challenges faced by the developing world. To tackle these challenges, many policymakers are turning to…

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New U.S. Farm Bill reaffirms support to producers

The following post by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  David Orden  is an excerpt of a  story originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. After more than three years of often tumultuous negotiations, the U.S. Congress has passed a new five-year…

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Political Stalemate over EU Biofuel Policy Continues

The following story was originally published on IFPRI’s Food Security Portal. The “food vs. fuel” debate  came no closer to a resolution last week, as Energy ministers from the European Union’s 28 member states failed to agree on a compromise limiting…

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