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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…

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GFPR 2016 press release

2016 Global Food Policy Report: How We Feed the World is Unsustainable Land area the size of Nicaragua is lost due to drought and desertification every year, putting  200 million small-scale farmers in Africa south of the Sahara at high risk of climate change…

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Homegrown Nutrition Works in Burkina Faso

Study could have profound effects on the overall health of some of the world’s most undernourished populations   March 22, 2016, Washington, D.C. —A recent study out of Burkina Faso shows that integrating nutrition and health education and women’s empowerment…

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EU suspends aid to Burundi's government (The Guardian)

Burundi’s UNICEF representative Bo Viktor Nylund cited the  Global Hunger Index  in  an article for The Guardian  about the European Union suspending direct financial aid to Burundi. “Before the crisis, the Global Hunger Index had already rated Burundi as the…

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A green evolution (The Economist)

IFPRI Africa Director Ousmane Badiane and Director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division Maximo Torero  appeared in an article for The Economist about how technology, innovation, and "decent" governments are contributing to prosperity in Africa…