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Worst forms of famine see decline (The Christian Science Monitor)

The Christian Science Monitor  quoted Senior Researcher  Klaus von Grebmer:  “Conflicts make countries hungry and severe conflicts make them severely hungry…with peaceful resolution and good governance over time, hunger will be history.”

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Farmers would prefer direct income transfer (The Hindu Business Line)

Tina Edwin of The Hindu Business Line sat down with IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan to discuss monsoons and minimum support prices (MSP) in India. Fan said MSP, which is the price the government will purchase crops from farmers and was meant to…

Press Release

Reducing Poverty in the Himalayas: How Nepal Can Improve Food Security

Nepali leaders must make food security a top priority in the nation’s budget One year after the earthquake that sent food security “into a tailspin,”  Nepal is taking critical steps to feed its people May 29, 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal —As the fastest…

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Per capita spending on agro on rise (The Himalayan Times)

The Himalayan Times published two stories about the Nepal launch of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report. According to the paper, "[a] recent report unveiled by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—US-based agricultural research…

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The race to create super-crops (Nature magazine)

Journalist Natasha Gilbert quoted EPTD Senior Research Fellow David Spielman in an article about genetically modified crops for scientific journal, Nature. He told Gilbert that the delays in expected yields from some transgenic crops don’t necessarily…

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Why Is the Middle East Hungry? Blame Armed Conflict.

Armed conflict jeopardizes food availability, and such food insecurity can lead to more conflict Despite regional setbacks, Egypt is a bright spot for implementing long-term sustainable solutions   May 10, 2016, Cairo, Egypt —Armed conflict and the Arab…

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North Korea Gets Chance To Be Asia's Next Economic Dragon (Forbes)

IFPRI was mentioned in an article in Forbes magazine about the future of North Korea. The author noted that IFPRI “has raised alarm over hunger in North Korea, where the proportion of undernourished people rose from 1990 through 2010 to 32 percent.”…