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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…

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Declare robust timetable for action on subsidies

A letter to the editor signed by Shenggen Fan, Jeffrey Sachs, and other economists appeared in the Financial Times on Nov. 12 calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut fossil fuel subsidies ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Antalya,…

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Hard-nosed compassion (The Economist)

The Economist published  an article  that mentioned  a study  by Amy Margolies and John Hoddinott about the benefits of distributing aid via cash due to the reduced cost of transport and other factors. According to the story, “20% more people could have…

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Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment' (BBC)

IFPRI Director for Africa  Ousmane Badiane   was quoted in a  BBC article  about the international effort to help farmers in Africa deal with climate change. Said Badiane: "When given the right options and incentives, farmers can drive sustainable…

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There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century (The Guardian)

The Guardian ran an op-ed by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Lawrence Haddad, as well as Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Udomkesmalee. The op-ed focused on the recently-released Global Nutrition Report and the strides being taken to end malnutrition worldwide. 

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