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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…

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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…

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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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Dodgy fertiliser is keeping Uganda hungry

The Guardian turned to IFPRI Senior Researcher Dr. Todd Benson for a story about how low-quality fertilizer is keeping food yields low in Uganda. Said Benson: “there aren’t any silver bullets in development, but probably the closest thing we have is…

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