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Press Release

Policy Solutions for Sri Lanka’s Emerging Food Safety Issues

International Experts Outline Food Safety Risks, Regulations, and Impact of Urbanization Colombo, Sri Lanka – On Monday, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Ministry of Primary Industries, and the Institute of Policy Studies…

In the News

Collective Amnesia in Famine Response and Resilience-Building (IPS)

Suresh Babu, Head of Capacity Strengthening, authored an  op-ed  in the Inter Press Service about the need for development aid, directed toward drought- and conflict-vulnerable countries, to build resilient food systems in order to provide immediate…

In the News

Global Food Policy Report Spotlights Urbanization (Food Tank)

Food Tank wrote an article on the 2017 Global Food Policy Report theme of urbanization. The piece focused on how urbanization and rapid urban population growth will put pressure on the global food system, and how countries must take urbanization into…

Press Announcement

IFPRI Washington Headquarters is Moving

On April 21, 2017, IFPRI will begin the first phase of our relocation to 1201 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Approximately 40% of IFPRI will move during this first phase, and the remainder will move in April 2018.   This is an exciting change for…

In the News

Is Exporting Maize Really Bad? (The Nation)

Bob Baulch, senior research fellow, authored an op-ed in Malawi's biggest national paper, The Nation. The article questioned the government's latest maize export ban. Baulch argues that the ban will have detrimental effects in Malawi by denying local…

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