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Ethiopia's Commodity Exchange Opens its Doors

Addis Ababa —Ethiopia opens a commodity exchange this week, the first of its kind in Africa. The exchange will trade in six commodities: coffee, sesame, haricot beans, teff, wheat and maize. The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), as it is officially known…

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Preventing versus Treating

Study Shows Acting Early Is Key to Combating Child Malnutrition Washington, DC —Preventing infants and young children from becoming undernourished is much more effective than treating children who are already moderately malnourished, according to a study…

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Better Childhood Nutrition Increases Productivity

Study First to Show Improving Nutrition in Early Childhood Leads to Significantly Higher Incomes in Adulthood   Washington, DC —Feeding very young children a high-energy, high-protein supplement leads to increased economic productivity in adulthood, especially…

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Rising Food Prices Threaten World's Poor People

New report examines the impact of growth, climate change, and biofuels Beijing —Income growth, climate change, high energy prices, globalization, and urbanization are all converging to transform food production, markets, and consumption, according to a new…

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Accelerating Growth and Raising Incomes through Agricultural Development

Experts, Farmers, and Policymakers Gather to Discuss Options and Strategies Accra —Nearly 70 high-level Ghanaian policymakers, farmer representatives, and international experts convened a workshop today to discuss the role of agriculture in accelerating…

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The World's Poorest People Not Being Reached

New Study Examines Plight of Poor Living on Less than 50 Cents a Day Washington, DC —Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind, according to a new report by the International Food…

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New Global Hunger Index Shows Most Countries Are Making Slow Progress

Washington, DC —Only two regions of the world—Latin America & the Caribbean and East Asia & Pacific—are on track to reach all Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to hunger and child mortality. As part of the MDGs, the international…

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New Approaches Needed to Reduce Poverty and Hunger in Rural Asia

MANILA, PHILIPPINES —High-level policymakers, development experts, and civil society members from across Asia and the world today called for new approaches and actions to reduce poverty and hunger in rural Asia at an international forum. The two-day policy…

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