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Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition

PRESS ADVISORY: Hunger Workshop—14 June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium “Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food Security and Nutrition” Today, someone dies of hunger-related causes every four seconds Program will focus on turning investments into action…

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Worst forms of famine see decline (The Christian Science Monitor)

The Christian Science Monitor  quoted Senior Researcher  Klaus von Grebmer:  “Conflicts make countries hungry and severe conflicts make them severely hungry…with peaceful resolution and good governance over time, hunger will be history.”

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Farmers would prefer direct income transfer (The Hindu Business Line)

Tina Edwin of The Hindu Business Line sat down with IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan to discuss monsoons and minimum support prices (MSP) in India. Fan said MSP, which is the price the government will purchase crops from farmers and was meant to incentivize…

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Reducing Poverty in the Himalayas: How Nepal Can Improve Food Security

Nepali leaders must make food security a top priority in the nation’s budget One year after the earthquake that sent food security “into a tailspin,”  Nepal is taking critical steps to feed its people May 29, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal —As the fastest…

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Per capita spending on agro on rise (The Himalayan Times)

The Himalayan Times published two stories about the Nepal launch of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report. According to the paper, "[a] recent report unveiled by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—US-based agricultural research…