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In the News

Chicken Out (The Economist)

The Economist cited the research of IFPRI’s Derek Headey and Kalle Hirvonen in the December 12 issue. According to the article, Headey and Hirvonen found “that households which kept poultry indoors had a significantly higher rate of child stunting…

Press Release

Climate change threatens food production in the Philippines

Research finds a significant drop in food consumption, putting millions at risk of hunger December 5, 2015, Paris – If left unchecked, climate change in the Philippines may greatly increase the number of people who go hungry and negatively impact the…

Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on COP21

On the occasion of the climate talks in Paris, Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has issued the following media statement:      November 30, 2015, Washington, DC – “Today I welcome efforts…

In the News

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,…

In the News

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…

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