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The HIV/AIDS-- Food Insecurity Nexus

Experts Meeting to Discuss Evidence, Effects, and Action Cape Town—Policymakers, researchers, development experts and practitioners are gathering here from November 9-11 to discuss the critical links between HIV/AIDS, agriculture, hunger and malnutrition in…

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Breakthroughs in Crop Breeding Show Promise for Improving Health

Experts Gather for First Global Conference on How Agriculture Can Reduce Micronutrient Malnutrition in Developing Countries Washington, D.C.: Experts are gathering here to plot the future of a worldwide initiative to reduce “hidden hunger” or micronutrient…

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We Can Halve Hunger, If We Change the Way We Do Business

By Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) A decade ago, the international community committed itself to halving the percentage of people who go hungry. When world leaders meet next week to review implementation of…

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Wheat Price Volatility

Panic is Baseless and Hurts Poor People By Maximo Torero Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI) Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of 2007-…

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Study Finds Bolsa Familia Children Healthier, Doing Better in School

Brasilia—Brazil’s Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program has had a positive effect on the health and education of Brazil’s poor children, according to an evaluation by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Bolsa Familia is…

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Food Security Strategy Workshop to highlight actions for progress

Sana’a – Policymakers, researchers, and donors are considering a seven point action plan to improve food security in Yemen by 2020. The discussions are taking place at the Food Security Strategy Workshop hosted by the Ministry of Planning and International…

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G8, G20: A “Business as Unusual” Approach Must be Adopted

To Meet the First Millennium Development Goal of Halving Hunger By Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Global banking regulation, the European credit crisis, and sovereign debt burdens are likely to dominate the…

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Yellow River Basin Faces Environmental, Economic Challenges

New research sheds light on water, irrigation, poverty alleviation Beijing—Leading experts on water and irrigation are meeting today to identify solutions to problems affecting the Yellow River Basin. The region enjoys high economic growth, but faces many…