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Think we can't end global malnutrition by 2030? Think again

This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad  was  originally posted on the Huffington Post. There is a public health crisis that is threatening the health and lives of men, women and children across our planet at an alarming rate, and the…

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Raising their voices to improve nutrition in Rwanda

Nearly 40 percent of children in Rwanda do not consume enough iron, which can have long-term consequences, including lower learning capacities, resistance to disease, and diminished energy levels. However, a new biofortified bean variety containing 15…

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Nutrient deficiencies: shining a light on hidden hunger

Vitamin A, iodine, iron, zinc and folate deficiencies affect billions of children. How can the quality of food be improved? This blog story by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow  Lawrence Haddad  and  Luz Maria De-Regil, Director of Research and Evaluation at…

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Hidden hunger, exposed

The following story by Brenna Fitzpatrick was originally published on the Food Tank blog. The  2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI)  recently released by the  International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),  Welthungerhilfe, and  Concern…

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In a changing climate, information is power

The following story by  Alexa Jay  was originally posted on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) news blog. In a variable and changing climate, information may be the key to unlocking successful adaptation…

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Malawi’s subsidy splurge

Africa south of the Sahara has been plagued by low agricultural productivity while at the same time fertilizer usage has remained stubbornly low in the region. In an attempt to boost output, African governments have taken to subsidizing…

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Open Access Week 2014

The following story by  Luz Marina Alvaré, Head of Knowledge Management at IFPRI, highlights  IFPRI's commitment to Open Access as part of  Open Access Week 2014  (October 20-26). IFPRI has been committed to the core principles of the Open Access movement…

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Costs of ignoring hunger

Ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country’s development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. The following story by S. Mahendra Dev, Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development…

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GHI 2014: Solutions to hidden hunger

The following piece by  Amy Saltzman  and  Ekin Birol  from  HarvestPlus  shares highlights from Chapter 3, "Addressing the Challenge of Hidden Hunger," from the  2014 Global Hunger Index. Micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger, afflict more than two…

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