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Per capita spending on agro on rise (The Himalayan Times)

The Himalayan Times published two stories about the Nepal launch of the 2016 Global Food Policy Report. According to the paper, "[a] recent report unveiled by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)—US-based agricultural research institute…

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The race to create super-crops (Nature magazine)

Journalist Natasha Gilbert quoted EPTD Senior Research Fellow David Spielman in an article about genetically modified crops for scientific journal, Nature. He told Gilbert that the delays in expected yields from some transgenic crops don’t necessarily mean…

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Why Is the Middle East Hungry? Blame Armed Conflict.

Armed conflict jeopardizes food availability, and such food insecurity can lead to more conflict Despite regional setbacks, Egypt is a bright spot for implementing long-term sustainable solutions   May 10, 2016, Cairo, Egypt —Armed conflict and the Arab…

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Undernutrition takes toll on economy: study (The Daily Star)

IFPRI's Compact2025 initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025 was the subject of an article in The Daily Star, the largest English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. According to the article, "Bangladesh loses 2 to 3 percent of its GDP due to…

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North Korea Gets Chance To Be Asia's Next Economic Dragon (Forbes)

IFPRI was mentioned in an article in Forbes magazine about the future of North Korea. The author noted that IFPRI “has raised alarm over hunger in North Korea, where the proportion of undernourished people rose from 1990 through 2010 to 32 percent.” The…

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April 23: A Shameful Milestone in Food Waste

If food were produced evenly throughout the year, not one bite produced since New Year’s Day  would make it to Americans’ mouths due to excessive food loss and waste   April 23, 2016, Washington, D.C. —Today marks a disappointing milestone for the American diet…

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BBC World Service Elements: Water (BBC)

Claudia Ringler, Deputy Division Director of IFPRI’s Environment and Production Technology Division, was interviewed by the BBC's Justin Rowlatt  on water shortages in India. "Shortages are growing quite rapidly in many places in the world," she told the BBC…

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Sowing the Seeds of a Farm Boom in Africa (Bloomberg)

IFPRI's Maximo Torero, Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, told Bloomberg reporter Alan Bjerga that regulations intended to help farmers can actually impede growth. According to the article, "Government rules are another obstacle to…