Press Statement

Walk the Talk: It’s Time for the Global Community to Move from Aspirations to Action to Fight Hunger

Press Statement
by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
March 14, 2013

In 2012, world food security remained vulnerable. Progress in the fight against hunger and malnutrition has been piecemeal, at best,…

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Agricultural R&D Spending on the Rise, but Low-Income Countries Continue to Lag Behind

Washington D.C.—Global challenges, including the recent food and financial crises and climate change, highlight the need for continued and scaled-up investments in agricultural research and development (R&D).

The report ASTI Global Assessment of…

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Effectively Responding to the Drought in the United States Can Prevent another Global Food Crisis

Press Statement
by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
August 06, 2012

Below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures have contributed to the most severe and extensive drought in the United States…

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The Media and Food Prices: New Tool to Reduce Gaps in Information on Global Commodity Prices

July 23, 2012—Short- and long-term factors—such as climate change, the growth of commodities futures markets, and changing levels of grain stocks—contribute to rising food prices. A new tool by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)…

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Workshop to Examine Agricultural Extension System and Agricultural Productivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 26, 2012—Endowed with 80 million hectares of arable land, diverse climatic conditions, and abundant water resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to become the breadbasket of the…

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New Knowledge Management Portal Offers Data to Improve Indian Farmers’ Practices

Chennai, Tamil Nadu– The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in partnership with the e-Extension Centre of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), launched the Advancing Agricultural Practice portal

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Support small scale farmers and end hunger in Africa – IFPRI and Red Cross

A report prepared by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) suggests that addressing domestic policy is one of the best ways to tackle food insecurity.…

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Inaugural Global Food Policy Report Synthesizes Food Policy Actions and Events in 2011 and Provides Outlook for 2012

April 23, Washington D.C.— As policymakers gather for the upcoming G8 and G20 meetings, and as decisionmakers, international organizations, and civil society meet for Rio+20, major food policy developments from 2011 can provide lessons and guidance…

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ESCWA and the International Food Policy Research Institute Urge Enhanced Regional Food Security

Beirut, 6 February 2012 – The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Nadim Khouri called for the need to take advantage of available opportunities to improve food security in the region through trade…

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Urgent policy actions needed to tackle food and nutrition security in the Arab world

February 6—Poverty and income inequality rates in the Arab world are higher than official numbers have suggested. Food security and poverty are particularly closely linked in Arab countries due to high vulnerability to food-related external shocks,…

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Leading BRICS+ Researchers Recommend Agricultural Work Program to Climate Change Convention Negotiators

Washington, D.C.— Climate change presents a major threat to sustainable food security. Recent changes to agriculture consistent with climate change include shifts in the production of rice and maize in the northern hemisphere and climate-induced…

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