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OECD, UN see food prices falling over next decade (MarketWatch)

Maximo Torero, IFPRI’s director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, Torero told a Wall Street Journal reporter writing for MarketWatch that he’s skeptical about some of the findings from the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. According to…

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A wake up call on nutrition, but is it enough? (The Guardian)

Half of the planet’s population is malnourished—and that’s why the Global Nutrition Report is a critical tool for global leaders in their fight to combat hunger and malnutrition. In an article in The Guardian that described the report as “a wake-up call for…

Media Factsheet

2013 Global Hunger Index- Country Case Study: Haiti

Although undernourishment in Haiti is still high, it has fallen by almost one-third since 1990. Haiti’s 2013 GHI score of 23.3 was more than one-quarter lower than its 1990 score, yet it is still considered “alarming.” More than 44 percent of Haiti’s…

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15 ways to stop neglecting adolescent girls' nutrition (The Guardian)

Harvest Plus associate research fellow Monica Jain was quoted in the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network saying that one way to improve nutrition among adolescent girls was to challenge stereotypes. “Adolescent girls should be thought of for…

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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children (Times of India)

Researchers from Harvest Plus, coordinated by IFPRI, found that Vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potatoes can reduce the severity and prevalence of diarrhea, which claims more than 350,000 lives of children under five in Africa every year. The story was carried…

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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