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Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan for World Water Week

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) August 24, 2015 –Washington, D.C. Water not only quenches our thirst, but is at the very foundation of our ability to feed the world. About 84 percent of global consumptive…

In the News

Dodgy fertiliser is keeping Uganda hungry

The Guardian turned to IFPRI Senior Researcher Dr. Todd Benson for a story about how low-quality fertilizer is keeping food yields low in Uganda. Said Benson: “there aren’t any silver bullets in development, but probably the closest thing we have is…

Press Release

New Study Finds that Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children

Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet.  In Africa, more…

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New web portal provides open data on food and nutrition security in Africa

June 15, 2015, Washington, D.C.—While Africa south of the Sahara has made substantial improvements to its food security in recent years,  one in four  people in the region remains undernourished. A new  web portal  launched today that focuses on agriculture, food…

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Iron-rich Pearl Millet Reverses Iron Deficiency in Children

May 18, 2015, Washington D.C. –A new study has found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved significantly. Previously, the same…

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