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Using data to fight world hunger

At a recent conference, IFPRI showed how it uses open data to build better nutrition policies.

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Food Subsidies in Egypt: a help or hindrance?

Statistics are sounding a warning bell about the state of Egypt’s food security, poverty, and malnutrition. The number of food insecure Egyptians has increased about 21 percent from 2009 to 2011, according to a 2011 analysis of household incomes,…

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IFPRI Alumna Wins Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution

Two women making great strides in reducing hunger and poverty in Africa—both of whom have ties to IFPRI— were tapped today as recipients of a prestigious, Africa-focused prize. Yara, a Norwegian fertilizer producer, awarded Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin,…

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The Impact of Rural-Urban Migration on Children Left Behind

China’s cities are attracting rural residents in droves. Since the 1990s, the number of Chinese migrating to urban centers from the countryside to find jobs has spiked. According to estimates, some 79 million rural residents migrated to cities in…

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Workshop Highlights IFPRI’s Research in Uganda

Researchers, practitioners, donors, and government officials gathered in Kampala Wednesday, June 27, for a workshop to showcase IFPRI’s ongoing research in Uganda and to facilitate discussions about current topics in agriculture and nutrition. Todd…

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International Women's Day 2012

On March 7th, the eve of  International Women's Day, a launch event was held at the Houses of Parliament for the Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI). The Index was released at the UN in New York on February 28. The theme for this year's…

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