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Accelerating Growth and Raising Incomes through Agricultural Development

Experts, Farmers, and Policymakers Gather to Discuss Options and Strategies

Accra—Nearly 70 high-level Ghanaian policymakers, farmer representatives, and international experts convened a workshop today to discuss the role of agriculture in…

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International Conference Convened to Take Action for the World's Poor and Hungry People

Marks Halfway Point between Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Declaration and Deadline

BEIJING—More than 400 policymakers and experts from around the world are gathering in Beijing today for the three-day conference,Taking Action for the World’s Poor…

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Norman Borlaug Receives Congressional Gold Medal, Recognizing His Work to Reduce Global Hunger and Poverty

By Joachim von Braun, Director General,
International Food Policy Research Institute

Tomorrow, Norman Borlaug will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, recognizing his efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty in the world. He was a seminal figure in…

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World Day against Child Labor: Elimination of Child Labor in Agriculture

International Food Policy
Research Institute

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), representing the Alliance of the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), hereby confirms its cooperation…

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Reforming Global Sugar Trade: What Do Changes in Sugar Policy Mean for the Future?

By David Orden, Senior Research Fellow,
International Food Policy Research Institute

Major changes are on the horizon for sugar, one of the world’s most highly protected agricultural commodities. A recent shift in European Union (EU) policy, which…

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New Avian Flu Project to Focus on World's Poor Farmers

Washington, DC—A £3.9 million (approximately US$7.8 million) project was launched today to help poor farmers in developing countries safeguard their livelihoods in the event of future outbreaks of avian influenza. The International Food Policy…

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International Conference to Share Successful Strategies to Reduce Poverty by Improving Poor People's Access and Use of Natural Resources

Entebbe—High-level policymakers, community organizers, and experts from around the world are gathering here to discuss how to strengthen poor people’s access to land and water. According to a global study to be presented at the conference, if poor…

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Increasing Agricultural Productivity Critical to Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

In order for agricultural productivity to improve the lives of the poor, it needs a supportive environment, particularly increased access to markets.

Markets in particular pose a major challenge to poor people in rural areas. “Improving rural…

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