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New trade deal could boost Brazilian farm exports

Caps on subsidies and less distorted trade flows seen as key outcomes of a WTO agreement Geneva —With the financial crisis and economic slowdown focusing governments’ attention on the struggling negotiations at the World Trade Organization, ministers are…

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Food Crisis and Health Go Hand in Hand

IFPRI Urges Greater Cooperation between Health and Agriculture Sectors Bamako, Mali —For the world’s poor people, agriculture and health are inextricably linked: agriculture affects health, and health affects agriculture. Lack of cooperation between the two…

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New Global Hunger Index

33 Countries Have "Alarming" or "Extremely Alarming" Levels of Hunger Washington, DC —Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic Republic of Congo…

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India Faces Urgent Hunger Situation

New Reports Compare Country's Hunger Levels across States, World New Delhi —According to the first-ever India State Hunger Index, Madhya Pradesh has the most severe level of hunger in the country, followed by Jharkhand and Bihar. Punjab and Kerala scored the…

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Best Bets for Reducing Poverty and Hunger

Opportunities for Investment in Agricultural Research On October 10, Joachim von Braun moderated the Plenary Session “The Food Crisis: What Happened and What Should Be Done?” at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group…

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Improving Information, Increasing Agricultural Productivity

IFPRI Receives $2.5 Million Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the World’s Leading Database on Agricultural Science and Technology Washington, DC —The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) today announced it received a…

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Food Summit: Some Progress But More Needs to be Done

The UN food summit closes with a strong statement on agriculture, but fails to adequately address trade, biofuels, safety nets, and implementation By Joachim von Braun Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Director General…

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