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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…


The Perfect Fit: Which Social Protection Program is Best?

Governments looking to deploy social protection programs that combat hunger and poverty want a no-nonsense description of their options and a way to compare each program’s cost and impact. Policymakers and economists have long debated whether it is…


Lean No More: Ethiopian Farmers Benefit from Anti-Hunger Program

For several months each year, poor farmers in Ethiopia, especially those in drought-prone areas, go hungry. During the so-called “lean” period between planting and harvesting, food supplies can run dangerously low. Sometimes, families have to sell…


John Agyekum Kufuor Receives World Food Prize

John Agyekum Kufuor, President of Ghana from 2001-2008, received the World Food Prize at an award ceremony yesterday at the  Borlaug International Symposium  in Des Moines, Iowa. Kufuor's economic and educational policies led to significant positive…


Famine in Somalia

On July 20, the United Nations announced that the persistent, widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has led to famine in two areas of Somalia. The region is experiencing acute malnutrition rates of 30 percent or higher among children, inadequate…


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…