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The World's Poorest People Not Being Reached

New Study Examines Plight of Poor Living on Less than 50 Cents a Day Washington, DC —Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind, according to a new report by the…

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New Global Hunger Index Shows Most Countries Are Making Slow Progress

Washington, DC —Only two regions of the world—Latin America & the Caribbean and East Asia & Pacific—are on track to reach all Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to hunger and child mortality. As part of the MDGs, the international…

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New Approaches Needed to Reduce Poverty and Hunger in Rural Asia

MANILA, PHILIPPINES —High-level policymakers, development experts, and civil society members from across Asia and the world today called for new approaches and actions to reduce poverty and hunger in rural Asia at an international forum. The two-day…

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New Avian Flu Project to Focus on World's Poor Farmers

Washington, DC —A £3.9 million (approximately US$7.8 million) project was launched today to help poor farmers in developing countries safeguard their livelihoods in the event of future outbreaks of avian influenza. The International Food Policy…