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Improving food systems for better lives

Although we have successfully reached the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty and hunger at the global level, an estimated 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger while two billion suffer from micronutrient deficiencies.…

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Battered but not broken

The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan  was  originally published in the Huffington Post. While the major earthquakes in Nepal appear to have ended, the need to prepare for future disasters has not. The April 25th quake killed…

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Moving into poverty?

As the impacts of climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict continue to grow and intensify, so too will migration. However, what impact this increasing scale of migration has on the workforce in host communities is largely unknown. In…

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When wells fail: Farmers’ response to groundwater depletion in India

The following post by  Avinash Kishore, Associate Research Fellow at IFPRI , is an excerpted version of a  story that originally appeared on the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog as part of their…

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UN commemorates World Environment Day 2014

Climate change threatens to profoundly impact all facets of life—not least of which include agriculture and food security. For many poor people in developing nations, the impacts of climate change can spell the difference between having enough food to…

IFPRI's Shenggen Fan greets H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, before both deliver opening remarks.
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Building resilience from within

“If the past is any guide, we will face a barrage of shocks, both natural and man‐made, in the coming years. In just the past five years, we have seen a major earthquake in Haiti; drought in the Horn of Africa; earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis…

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Resilience and Food Security Take the Stage at European Development Days

This week, European development practitioners, partners, and stakeholders worldwide have gathered at the 8th annual European Development Days  in Brussels with an eye toward improving development coordination and aid effectiveness in 2015 and beyond.…

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Investing in Strengthening the Resilience of Smallholder Farmers

The following story originally was published on the  website for the IFPRI 2020 Policy Conference & Consultation on “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security”. Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers requires integrated…

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Bouncing Back Better

Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only spend a…

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