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New Global Crop Data Aid in Food Policy Decisions (All Africa)

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate…

An irrigation system in a field in Mali
Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on World Water Day

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) March 22, 2014 –Washington, D.C. On the occasion of World Water Day, it is imperative that all nations and stakeholders rise to the collective challenge of using water…

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Better Infrastructure Would Cut Food Waste (Wall Street Journal)

IFPRI’s  Mark Rosegrant, director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, told The Wall Street Journal that investment in both infrastructure and agricultural research is pivotal for Indonesia to continue its growth in food security. Rosegrant…