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A very small blue marble: Stunning image reveals all the Earth's water would form a sphere just 860 miles wide (Daily Mail)

IFPRI Deputy Division Director for EPTD Claudia Ringer's research was cited by the Daily Mail in an article about water insecurity. Reporter Stacy Liberatore wrote an article on the state of the Earth's water and found that only 2.5% of the planet's water is…

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Press Release

Act now, or future generations will pay: Central Asia risks economic losses from malnutrition

Many countries off track for key indicators of nutritional well-being, report finds

February 10, 2016, Moscow—Children whose growth is stunted, people who don’t get enough vitamins, micronutrients or minerals for a healthy life, adults who are overweight and…

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Can the Paris agreement protect poor farmers from climate change? (Thomson Reuters Foundation)

Research by Mark Rosegrant, Director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, and a team of distinguished researchers was featured by Thomson Reuters Foundation in a story about COP21. The work examined the effects of climate change on the…

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Statement of Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute, at the close of COP21

“Today’s historic agreement at the Paris talks on climate change represents a huge step forward in our collective effort to reduce carbon emissions and keep temperature from rising by more than 2 degrees Celsius above the historical average. I am very pleased…

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With sufficient and smart support, refugees can positively impact European and other host countries

  • Refugees can fill gaps in labor markets and boost innovation of countries
  • Climate change expected to increase number of global refugees

The surge of refugees, including those flowing into Europe from Syria, can positively affect economic growth by increasing…

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