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El Niño blamed for spike in global food prices (Marketplace)

IFPRI General Director Shenggen Fan was interviewed for a Marketplace story on the United Nations’ report that global food prices increased by almost 4% in October. Fan told reporter Annie Baxter that strategic reserves of food can help in the short…

Press Statement

Preventing an Ebola-related Food Crisis

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) October 21, 2014 –Washington, D.C. While the health impacts of Ebola are devastating, this recent outbreak is triggering a food crisis that may persist for decades,…

Press Release

Wheat Price Volatility

Panic is Baseless and Hurts Poor People By Maximo Torero Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI) Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of…

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