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Should We Bet the Farm on Ag Robots? (Yahoo! News)

Yahoo! News  republished a feature article from  Take  on the future of agriculture, quoting  IFPRI Senior Researcher David Spielman. The article weighs the implementation of technology in farming, which has proven successful on large farms, but could do…

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Child marriage declines (The Daily Star)

IFPRI's Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) was the main source in a front page article as well as an opinion piece in Bangladesh’s highest circulation English-language daily, The Daily Star. The articles used the survey data to highlight the…

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Taxing red meat may cut emissions and disease (Reuters)

IFPRI Senior Researchers Keith Wiebe and Sherman Robinson, and IFPRI Scientist Daniel Mason-D’Croz authored an op-ed arguing that a carbon tax could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save lives by promoting better nutrition. They used IFPRI’s…

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Feeding the nation is a job for us all (Daily Nation)

The Global Hunger Index was mentioned in an op-ed in Kenya's Daily Nation, the country's largest newspaper. The author, Nelson Maina, wrote how Kenya is among 50 countries where hunger levels remain "serious" or "alarming." Maina emphasized that the duty of…

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Uganda Refugees Are Actually Boosting Economy (Voice of America)

A study co-authored by IFPRI's Research Fellow Mateusz Filipski on the economic impact of refugees was covered by Voice of America. The study found that refugees can actually have a positive economic impact on their host communities. According to the article…

Press Release

Study: Climate Change Driving South Americans to Urban Areas

Temperature fluctuations spurred more migration among women than men Cold weather drove nearly three times as much migration as warm weather Drawing from over 21 million Census records, the study allows for interpretations at the national level and over…

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Video: Technology and policy are key to world food security (CCTV)

Director General Shenggen Fan  was interviewed  on CCTV to discuss COP22, which is happening in Marrakesh, Morocco. "One is technology. New technologies, new varieties, crop varieties can enhance the yield and increase the yield, can reduce carbon emission, can…