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    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, ...
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    The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published in the Huffington Post. It is the first in a series of blog stories celebrating IFPRI’s 40th anniversary. In the mid-1970s, the outlook for food ...
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    Though the effects of famine can extend beyond a single generation, researchers have found that by and large, humans are surprisingly resilient in the face of such extreme nutrition shocks. While recent initiatives such as the 1,000 Days ...