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    By now, most Americans have heard of the pending “fiscal cliff,” but have they heard of the “food cliff?” According to Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme ...
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    HarvestPlus is coordinated by IFPRI and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. Iron deficiency affects nearly one quarter of the world’s population, exacting the heaviest overall toll in terms of ill-health, premature death and lost ...
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    In his August 2013 article featured in Economic and Political Weekly, Myths and Realities of Child Nutrition, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Stuart Gillespie takes on economist Arvind Panagariya on the topic of child malnutrition. In a recent ...
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    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the highest rate of malnutrition in the world. The country possesses 80 million hectares of arable land, but only 10 percent is being used. The DRC is an anomaly as it fails to use its vast land and ...
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    “After decades of hiatus, the global community and, most importantly, high-burden countries are stepping up to the challenge of malnutrition.” So said Shawn K. Baker, director of nutrition for the Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program, at ...
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    In recent years, many governments, civil society organizations, research groups, and intergovernmental agencies have sought ways to scale up effective actions for better nutrition. Research suggests that such efforts are successful if all the ...
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    The year 2013 saw a major step forward in global attention to nutrition. Several processes converged: the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement continued to drive the momentum, with 47 countries now having signed up; The Lancet released a new ...
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    Press Release International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) June 10, 2013 Washington, D.C., June 10, 2013. On June 8, the UK government granted £30 million to HarvestPlus to develop and deliver six nutritious crops to several million ...