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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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New Research Shows Challenges African Farmers Face in Adapting to Climate Change

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Addis Ababa—The vast majority of African farmers interviewed for a recent climate change study perceived long-term changes in both temperature and rainfall. Surprisingly, however, more than a third of rural…

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New Study Identifies Farmers' Options and Obstacles to Adapting to Climate Change

Johannesburg—The vast majority of African farmers interviewed for a recent climate change study perceived long-term changes in temperature or rainfall. Surprisingly, however, two-thirds of rural South African households in the Limpopo River Basin and…

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