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Dr. Purnima Menon: Let's End Hunger for All

In the News Dr. Purnima Menon: Let's End Hunger for All Watch video! Feb 7, 2017 Purnima Menon Drew Sample Drew Sample Senior Media Relations Specialist d.sample@cgiar.org +1-202-549-5920 Read more about Drew Sample Topics Nutrition Countries India...

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The Breast Milk Elixir (The New York Times)

The New York Times’ Nick Kristof included the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in his Oct. 22 column. The piece examines the positive effects of breastfeeding and notes that it is practiced by “just 46 percent of women in India, 17 percent in Nigeria, and…

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Watch on CCTV: Despite Progress, Widespread Hunger Persists

IFPRI’s Klaus von Grebmer, research fellow emeritus, was interviewed in a segment for China Central Television about the Global Hunger Index. An author of the report, von Grebmer explained how conflict has an impact on global efforts to reduce hunger.

Press Release

New Study Finds that Orange Sweet Potato Reduces Diarrhea in Children

Washington D.C., June 15, 2015 – A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet.  In…

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