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Bangladesh 107th in stunting prevalence (The Financial Express)

Bangladesh’s Financial Express mentioned the Global Nutrition Report   in a story  about stunting prevalence. According to the article, “Bangladesh has been ranked 107th among 132 countries in stunting prevalence with its position being comparatively better than…

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Poor food 'risks health of half the world' (BBC News)

BBC News published an article  featuring the recent Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition report, Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century. The article quotes IFPRI Researcher  Lawrence Haddad  highlighting Guatemala…

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Tanzania: The state of the world's diet, with Graça Machel (AllAfrica)

The  2016 Global Nutrition Report  Tanzania launch was the highlight of this  AllAfrica article. IFPRI Researcher and report co-author,  Lawrence Haddad  made comment that, "[m]alnutrition isn't destiny... it's a political choice[,]" citing international…

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Slow economic growth clouds fight against poverty (Dawn)

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow David Laborde 's study on the economic downturn's impact on combatting poverty was picked up in several newspapers, including Pakistan's oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper  Dawn and Bangladesh's Daily Sun. The…

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Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather (Reuters)

IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Research Fellow Dawit Mekonnen were both mentioned in a Reuters article about irrigation. Published on the heels of World Water Week, the article was picked up by The Daily Mail and other outlets. The…