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Can We End Hunger By 2030? (Huffington Post)

Senior Research Fellow David Laborde, Research Assistant Tess Lallemant, and researchers from the  International Institute for Sustainable Development  penned a piece for The Huffington Post  that aims to determine whether the global community can end hunger by…

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Report Charts Path for a “Nutrition Revolution” in Africa

CAADP is having positive effects toward greater food security in countries that have implemented the CAADP process. Besides the need to continue the progress towards eliminating hunger and undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity…

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EDITORIAL: Decline in hunger (The Himalayan Times)

The editorial board of The Himalayan Times wrote an editorial about Nepal's standing in the 2016 Global Hunger Index, released last week. According to the piece, published on Oct. 17, "Nepal should take a cue from its rating in the GHI and strive to do even…

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Three myths about rural women (Reuters)

IFPRI Senior Research Fellows  Ruth Meinzen-Dick  and  Agnes Quisumbing  and Research Analyst  Sophie Theis  wrote an op-ed debunking common myths about women in agriculture. The authors wrote that "widely circulated myths do contain a kernel of truth: in general…

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Sweet potato Vitamin A research wins World Food Prize (BBC)

The BBC featured Dr. Howarth Bouis in a story about the 2016 World Food Prize winners. Dr. Bouis recieved the award for his work promoting biofortification at a ceremony in Iowa this week. Read more about Dr. Bouis' work and the World Food Prize in a press…

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Global Hunger Index 2016 Fact Sheet

Key Findings and Trends Scores among the 118 countries in the report varied widely. Scores of 9.9 or lower denote low hunger; scores between 35.0 and 49.9 denote alarming hunger. This year no countries hit the threshold of 50, which signifies extremely…

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Central African Republic, Chad, Zambia top Global Hunger Index (Reuters)

Reuters wrote a story about the 2016 Global Hunger Index that quoted IFPRI  Director General Shenggen Fan. "Countries must accelerate the pace at which they are reducing hunger" if they are to meet the 2030 target. Ending global hunger is certainly possible…