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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…

Central America Food Security Portal
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Launch of the Food Security Portal for Central America

May 11, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, IFPRI is launching a new Spanish-language web portal  that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America. The objective of the portal is to provide a set of indicators on food and nutrition security and early…

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What can be done about food and nutrition insecurity in the Arab World?

Manama, Bahrain, May 5, 2015—Child stunting, a result of malnutrition, is a larger problem than gross domestic product would suggest in nine Arab countries, while the Arab region as a whole imports more than 50 percent of its population’s daily caloric intake…

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