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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…

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Howarth Bouis Wins World Food Prize

Four scientists from a global agricultural research partnership  to be awarded the “Nobel Prize of food” in October   June 28, 2016, Washington, D.C. —Howarth “Howdy” Bouis, director of HarvestPlus, a joint venture by the International Food Policy Research…

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Study: Refugees can boost host economies

Refugees in Rwandan camps increased the annual real income in the local economy by over $200 June 24, 2016, Washington, DC— Refugees can have a positive effect on local economies, according to a study published this week. Using data from two refugee camps in…

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How to Grow a Weetabix (London Review of Books)

Contributing editor James Meek spoke with IFPRI's David Laborde about food markets and subsidies for an extensive piece in the London Review of Books. "And if, as predicted, the world population peaked at ten billion – could the planet support that many mouths…

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Report: bioenergy can support food security

Study challenges “fuel vs. food” argument that biofuels contribute to global hunger   June 14, 2016, Washington, D.C. —Energy and food security can be simultaneously improved through well-designed biofuel and bioenergy development programs, according to a report…

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Obesity boom 'fuelling rise in malnutrition' (BBC News)

An article on BBC News  quotes  2016 Global Nutrition Report co-author and Researcher  Lawrence Haddad  saying, "We now live in a world where being malnourished is the new normal… It is a world that we must all claim as totally unacceptable.”