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We Can Halve Hunger, If We Change the Way We Do Business

By Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) A decade ago, the international community committed itself to halving the percentage of people who go hungry. When world leaders meet next week to review implementation of…

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Wheat Price Volatility

Panic is Baseless and Hurts Poor People By Maximo Torero Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI) Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of 2007-…

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Study Finds Bolsa Familia Children Healthier, Doing Better in School

Brasilia—Brazil’s Bolsa Familia conditional cash transfer program has had a positive effect on the health and education of Brazil’s poor children, according to an evaluation by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Bolsa Familia is…

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Food Security Strategy Workshop to highlight actions for progress

Sana’a – Policymakers, researchers, and donors are considering a seven point action plan to improve food security in Yemen by 2020. The discussions are taking place at the Food Security Strategy Workshop hosted by the Ministry of Planning and International…

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G8, G20: A “Business as Unusual” Approach Must be Adopted

To Meet the First Millennium Development Goal of Halving Hunger By Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Global banking regulation, the European credit crisis, and sovereign debt burdens are likely to dominate the…

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Yellow River Basin Faces Environmental, Economic Challenges

New research sheds light on water, irrigation, poverty alleviation Beijing—Leading experts on water and irrigation are meeting today to identify solutions to problems affecting the Yellow River Basin. The region enjoys high economic growth, but faces many…

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Transforming Agriculture: The Case of Tomato in Ghana

Broad Discussion Launched on Future of Sector Accra—Farmers, traders, and processors are meeting Ghanaian and international academics, donors, and officials here on April 23 for a unique exchange of views on how to revive the strategic but ailing tomato sector…

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Fostering Growth, Reducing Poverty and Hunger

Asia and Latin America Pursue Mutual Learning and Cooperation Lima — High-level policymakers, internationally recognized researchers, and development practitioners from Asia and Latin America are gathering here March 22-24 for unprecedented talks on…

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Global Futures

New project to identify best approaches to improve agriculture in developing countries Washington, D.C.—The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched a new project, Global Futures for Agriculture, to improve agricultural productivity and…

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