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Beverley Postma Joins HarvestPlus as Chief Executive Officer

Washington D.C., August 8, 2016 –HarvestPlus today announced the appointment of Beverley (Bev) Postma as HarvestPlus’ new Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Postma will lead HarvestPlus in strategy development and implementation, partner outreach and…

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Krumme Dinger (Die Welt)

IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was mentioned in a news  article  for the German newspaper Die Welt. Concerning a  new government study  that estimated an annual recurring total of $1,600 in food waste per American household, specifically fruits and vegetables…

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We Need a Nutrition Mission (The Hindu)

The Hindu published an  article  about India’s continuing battle with malnutrition. The  2016 Global Nutrition Report  was referenced saying that “[the GNR] once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in…

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Property rights are still wretchedly insecure in Africa (The Economist)

Senior research fellow  Ruth Meinzen-Dick  was quoted in  an article  in The Economist about land rights and gender. Said Meinzen-Dick: “The more you increase the cost, the more likely it is that urban elites and men with more education will be able to register…

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Making agriculture resilient to bad weather (China Daily)

Director General Shenggen Fan  wrote an  op-ed  in China Daily on agricultural resilience in China. He wrote that it’s critical to invest in drought-tolerant crop varieties, disaster insurance, as well as flood control and irrigation. “To build the resilience of…

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Where is Nepal’s agricultural sector headed? (The Himalayan)

The Himalayan published an  article  on agricultural policies in Nepal which mentioned IFPRI’s  research  on the demands of contract farming in Nepal and its impact on farmers. According to the research, "lentils [are] the number one agricultural export commodity…