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Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan for World Water Week

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) August 24, 2015 –Washington, D.C. Water not only quenches our thirst, but is at the very foundation of our ability to feed the world. About 84 percent of global…

An irrigation system in a field in Mali
Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on World Water Day

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) March 22, 2014 –Washington, D.C. On the occasion of World Water Day, it is imperative that all nations and stakeholders rise to the collective challenge of using…

Press Release

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…

Press Release

Global Futures

New project to identify best approaches to improve agriculture in developing countries Washington, D.C.—The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new project, Global Futures for Agriculture, to improve agricultural…