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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children (Times of India)

Researchers from Harvest Plus, coordinated by IFPRI, found that Vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potatoes can reduce the severity and prevalence of diarrhea, which claims more than 350,000 lives of children under five in Africa every year. The story…

Press Release

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…

Central America Food Security Portal
Press Release

Launch of the Food Security Portal for Central America

May 11, 2015, Washington, D.C. – Today, IFPRI is launching a new Spanish-language web portal  that focuses on food and nutrition security in Central America. The objective of the portal is to provide a set of indicators on food and nutrition security…

In the News

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…

In the News

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…

An irrigation system in a field in Mali
Press Statement

Statement by Shenggen Fan on World Water Day

by Shenggen Fan Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) March 22, 2014 –Washington, D.C. On the occasion of World Water Day, it is imperative that all nations and stakeholders rise to the collective challenge of using…

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