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Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on COP21

On the occasion of the climate talks in Paris, Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), has issued the following media statement:      November 30, 2015, Washington, DC – “Today I welcome efforts by President…

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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, Turkey…

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El Niño blamed for spike in global food prices (Marketplace)

IFPRI General Director Shenggen Fan was interviewed for a Marketplace story on the United Nations’ report that global food prices increased by almost 4% in October. Fan told reporter Annie Baxter that strategic reserves of food can help in the short term, but…

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The Breast Milk Elixir (The New York Times)

The New York Times’ Nick Kristof included the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in his Oct. 22 column. The piece examines the positive effects of breastfeeding and notes that it is practiced by “just 46 percent of women in India, 17 percent in Nigeria, and…

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Watch on CCTV: Despite Progress, Widespread Hunger Persists

IFPRI’s Klaus von Grebmer, research fellow emeritus, was interviewed in a segment for China Central Television about the Global Hunger Index. An author of the report, von Grebmer explained how conflict has an impact on global efforts to reduce hunger.

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…

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