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Declare robust timetable for action on subsidies

A letter to the editor signed by Shenggen Fan, Jeffrey Sachs, and other economists appeared in the Financial Times on Nov. 12 calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut fossil fuel subsidies ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey…

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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 term, but…

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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 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, posing…

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Half the Kids in This Part of India Are Stunted (The New York Times)

The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof included the Global Nutrition Report in his column about malnutrition in India. The column pulls from the report that a majority of children under five in Uttar Pradesh, India are stunted. View all years of IFPRI's Global…

An Overview of the 2015 GHI Media Coverage
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The 2015 Global Hunger Index: The Media Perspective

Reporters at top media outlets around the world covered the 2015 Global Hunger Index to help tell the story of the one in nine people who still go hungry. The Washington Post’s Adam Taylor used a series of maps to give readers a visual overview of the report…