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New Global Crop Data Aid in Food Policy Decisions (All Africa)

Interactive website shows production of 42 crops at ten kilometer resolution Knowing where in the world individual crops are cultivated, their production patterns, and whether they are irrigated or rain fed are essential components for ensuring adequate…

Central America Food Security Portal
Press Release

Launch of the Food Security Portal for Central America

May 11, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, IFPRI is launching a new Spanish-language web portal  that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America. The objective of the portal is to provide a set of indicators on food and nutrition security and early…

Press Release

What can be done about food and nutrition insecurity in the Arab World?

Manama, Bahrain, May 5, 2015—Child stunting, a result of malnutrition, is a larger problem than gross domestic product would suggest in nine Arab countries, while the Arab region as a whole imports more than 50 percent of its population’s daily caloric intake…

An irrigation system in a field in Mali
Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on World Water Day

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) March 22, 2014 –Washington, D.C. On the occasion of World Water Day, it is imperative that all nations and stakeholders rise to the collective challenge of using water…

Press Statement

Preventing an Ebola-related Food Crisis

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) October 21, 2014 –Washington, D.C. While the health impacts of Ebola are devastating, this recent outbreak is triggering a food crisis that may persist for decades, posing…