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New Global Hunger Index

33 Countries Have "Alarming" or "Extremely Alarming" Levels of Hunger Washington, DC —Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic Republic of Congo…

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India Faces Urgent Hunger Situation

New Reports Compare Country's Hunger Levels across States, World New Delhi —According to the first-ever India State Hunger Index, Madhya Pradesh has the most severe level of hunger in the country, followed by Jharkhand and Bihar. Punjab and Kerala scored the…

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Best Bets for Reducing Poverty and Hunger

Opportunities for Investment in Agricultural Research On October 10, Joachim von Braun moderated the Plenary Session “The Food Crisis: What Happened and What Should Be Done?” at the 2008 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group…

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Improving Information, Increasing Agricultural Productivity

IFPRI Receives $2.5 Million Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support the World’s Leading Database on Agricultural Science and Technology Washington, DC —The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) today announced it received a…

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Food Summit: Some Progress But More Needs to be Done

The UN food summit closes with a strong statement on agriculture, but fails to adequately address trade, biofuels, safety nets, and implementation By Joachim von Braun Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Director General…

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From Intentions to Implementation

The Rome food summit is a positive step; now world leaders need to follow through on their commitments By Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) World leaders will gather today in Rome for the “Conference on…

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Global Response Needed to Rising Food Prices

Investments in agriculture, improved bio-energy and trade policies, and programs that target vulnerable people would reduce the threat of hunger By Joachim von Braun Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute The world’s poorest people will…

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Ethiopia's Commodity Exchange Opens its Doors

Addis Ababa —Ethiopia opens a commodity exchange this week, the first of its kind in Africa. The exchange will trade in six commodities: coffee, sesame, haricot beans, teff, wheat and maize. The Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX), as it is officially known…

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