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New web portal provides open data on food and nutrition security in Africa

June 15, 2015, Washington, D.C.—While Africa south of the Sahara has made substantial improvements to its food security in recent years,  one in four  people in the region remains undernourished. A new  web portal  launched today that focuses on agriculture, food…

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Better Infrastructure Would Cut Food Waste (Wall Street Journal)

IFPRI’s  Mark Rosegrant, director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, told The Wall Street Journal that investment in both infrastructure and agricultural research is pivotal for Indonesia to continue its growth in food security. Rosegrant…

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China must overhaul farm support policy, says think-tank (Reuters)

IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  is talking about  agriculture in China —and Reuters is listening. Fan said China’s leaders must stop paying farmers artificially high prices for grain if they want to mitigate the financial burden that comes with stockpiling…

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Iron-rich Pearl Millet Reverses Iron Deficiency in Children

May 18, 2015, Washington D.C. –A new study has found that pearl millet bred to be richer in iron was able to reverse iron deficiency in school-aged Indian children in six months. In just four months, iron levels improved significantly. Previously, the same…

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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…

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