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Study Urges Better Incomes, Farm Productivity, and Trade to Improve Food Security, Offset Ravages of Climate Change

Cancun — Addressing poverty today is the single best way to help poor people in developing countries achieve food security and adapt to climate change, according to a new report by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute…

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Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Causes of Global Food Crisis, Recommends Reforms to Prevent Recurrence

Washington — A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of…

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Study Finds Substantial Growth in Agricultural R&D Funding in Ghana, But Challenges Remain

Accra—Following a decade of minimal growth, spending on agricultural research and development (R&D) in Ghana increased dramatically after 2002. Expenditures more than doubled from 2000-2008, jumping from 151 billion cedis to 352 billion cedis, when…

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Yellow River Basin Faces Environmental, Economic Challenges

New research sheds light on water, irrigation, poverty alleviation

Beijing—Leading experts on water and irrigation are meeting today to identify solutions to problems affecting the Yellow River Basin. The region enjoys high economic growth, but faces…

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2009 Global Hunger Index Calls Attention to Gender Inequality, Need to Empower and Educate Women & Girls

Des Moines, Iowa—Twenty-nine countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, and thirteen countries have actually seen increases in their hunger levels since 1990, according to the 2009 Global Hunger Index report. The…

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New report on climate change projects 25 million more malnourished children in 2050

The impact of climate change on poor people can be averted with $7 billion additional annual investments in rural development

Washington, DC— Twenty five million more children will be malnourished in 2050 due to effects of climate change, according to…

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New Project, Funded by a Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to Reduce Aflatoxin Contamination of Crops in Kenya and Mali

Washington, DC—The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is leading a new project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to analyze the impact of aflatoxin contamination on the livelihoods and health of people in Kenya and…

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