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India ranked 97th of 118 in Global Hunger Index (The Times of India)

The Times of India covered the 2016 Global Hunger Index, noting that India ranked 97th on the list. According to the article, published on Oct. 13, "[c]ountries worse than India include extremely poor African countries such as Niger, Chad, Ethiopia and…

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Global Hunger Index 2016 Fact Sheet

Key Findings and Trends Scores among the 118 countries in the report varied widely. Scores of 9.9 or lower denote low hunger; scores between 35.0 and 49.9 denote alarming hunger. This year no countries hit the threshold of 50, which signifies extremely…

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Central African Republic, Chad, Zambia top Global Hunger Index (Reuters)

Reuters wrote a story about the 2016 Global Hunger Index that quoted IFPRI  Director General Shenggen Fan. "Countries must accelerate the pace at which they are reducing hunger" if they are to meet the 2030 target. Ending global hunger is certainly possible…

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These Countries Have the World's Highest Levels of Hunger (Newsweek)

Lucy Westcott of Newsweek wrote a story about the  2016 Global Hunger Index  that examined the countries with the world levels of hunger. "Chad and the Central African Republic have the highest levels of hunger in this year’s index, in addition to some of the…

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Bangladesh 107th in stunting prevalence (The Financial Express)

Bangladesh’s Financial Express mentioned the Global Nutrition Report   in a story  about stunting prevalence. According to the article, “Bangladesh has been ranked 107th among 132 countries in stunting prevalence with its position being comparatively better than…

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Poor food 'risks health of half the world' (BBC News)

BBC News published an article  featuring the recent Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition report, Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century. The article quotes IFPRI Researcher  Lawrence Haddad  highlighting Guatemala…