Press Release

Report: Africa is projected to have just one low income country by 2050

Large infrastructure gaps, climate change, high speed of urbanization, and a youthful and rapidly growing population will influence the future pace of growth   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 1, 2015—Most African countries that today are considered low income…

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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

11 Billion People By 2100—And India Will Be More Populous Than China

NPR interviewed IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan about the UN’s population forecast. According to the UN report, Africa will account for three-fourths of the additional 4 billion people expected to join the global population by the end of the century. Dr…

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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…

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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…

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