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  • In the News

    Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment' (BBC)

    IFPRI Director for Africa  Ousmane Badiane   was quoted in a  BBC article  about the international effort to help farmers in Africa deal with climate change. Said Badiane: "When given the right options and incentives, farmers can drive sustainable…

  • Press Statement

    Shenggen Fan statement on Sustainable Development Goals summit

    As world leaders agree to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this week, which will anchor the global development agenda for the next 15 years, it is critical to keep the focus on ending hunger and undernutrition—a stepping stone to ending…

  • In the News

    There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century (The Guardian)

    The Guardian ran an op-ed by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Lawrence Haddad, as well as Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Udomkesmalee. The op-ed focused on the recently-released Global Nutrition Report and the strides being taken to end malnutrition worldwide. 

  • In the News

    Alerta por sequía en Centroamérica (CNN)

    Máximo Torero del Instituto Internacional de Investigación sobre Políticas Alimentarias habla de los efectos de la sequía provocada por el fenómeno de El Niño. Mira el vídeo en español.  Máximo Torero, of the International Food Policy Research…

  • In the News

    Nigeria will be middle-income country by 2030 (The Punch)

    The Annual Trends and Outlook Report from ReSAKSS was featured in an article in The Punch, which brands itself as Nigeria’s most widely-read newspaper. IFPRI Director for Africa Ousmane Badiane was quoted in the article saying how leaders’ “decisions…

  • In the News

    The kindness of neighbours (The Economist)

    A study about water scarcity by IFPRI research fellow Bjorn Van Campenhout was featured in The Economist. In Tanzania, a loosely-governed system where farmers divert much-needed water to their crops while saving some for their neighbors downstream…

  • Press Release

    Report: Africa is projected to have just one low income country by 2050

    Large infrastructure gaps, climate change, high speed of urbanization, and a youthful and rapidly growing population will influence the future pace of growth   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 1, 2015—Most African countries that today are considered low…

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    Press Statement

    Statement by Shenggen Fan for World Water Week

    by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) August 24, 2015 –Washington, D.C. Water not only quenches our thirst, but is at the very foundation of our ability to feed the world. About 84 percent of global…

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