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CAADP 10 Years Out: How Have Countries Fared in Agricultural Development?

November 12, 2013, Dakar, Senegal—It has been 10 years since African heads of state and government pledged to allocate 10 percent of their national budgets to the agricultural sector as part of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP…

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Climate Change and Agriculture in East Africa

December 9, 2013, Bujumbura, Burundi—Population growth in East Africa is among the highest in the world and could worsen food insecurity, which is already severe. Arable areas in the region are under severe pressure to increase their productivity to feed a…

Media Factsheet

2013 Global Hunger Index- Country Case Study: Haiti

Although undernourishment in Haiti is still high, it has fallen by almost one-third since 1990. Haiti’s 2013 GHI score of 23.3 was more than one-quarter lower than its 1990 score, yet it is still considered “alarming.” More than 44 percent of Haiti’s…

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Increase in agricultural research spending in Pakistan is needed

November 27, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan —The agricultural sector in Pakistan plays a vital role in the nation’s food security and it employs half the country's labor force. Population in Pakistan is expected to nearly double by 2050. In order to feed the…

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Hunger in Times of Land, Water, and Energy Pressures

Washington, D.C. —Unsustainable use of land, water, and energy is threatening the food security of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, according to the  2012 Global Hunger Index, released for the seventh year by the International Food Policy…

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