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Increase in agricultural research spending in Pakistan is needed

November 27, 2012, Islamabad, Pakistan —The agricultural sector in Pakistan plays a vital role in the nation’s food security and it employs half the country's labor force. Population in Pakistan is expected to nearly double by 2050. In order to feed the…

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Hunger in Times of Land, Water, and Energy Pressures

Washington, D.C. —Unsustainable use of land, water, and energy is threatening the food security of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world, according to the  2012 Global Hunger Index, released for the seventh year by the International Food Policy…

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Rwanda Releases Iron-Rich Beans to Improve Public Health for Millions

Kigali, Rwanda / Washington D.C, June 20, 2012: The Rwanda Government today announced the release of five new iron‐rich bean varieties that could provide more iron in the diets of millions of Rwandese who eat beans every day. Iron deficiency is widely…