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Why Zambia's Democracy Hangs in the Balance (Newsweek)

Newsweek and others picked up an article by Senior Research Fellow Danielle Resnick expressing the hope for Zambia’s democratic future. Zambia’s history at the polls has been tumultuous with opposition and violence. This year’s election is “a critical…

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Beverley Postma Joins HarvestPlus as Chief Executive Officer

Washington D.C., August 8, 2016 –HarvestPlus today announced the appointment of Beverley (Bev) Postma as HarvestPlus’ new Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Postma will lead HarvestPlus in strategy development and implementation, partner outreach…

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Krumme Dinger (Die Welt)

IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  was mentioned in a news  article  for the German newspaper Die Welt. Concerning a  new government study  that estimated an annual recurring total of $1,600 in food waste per American household, specifically fruits and…

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We Need a Nutrition Mission (The Hindu)

The Hindu published an  article  about India’s continuing battle with malnutrition. The  2016 Global Nutrition Report  was referenced saying that “[the GNR] once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest…

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Property rights are still wretchedly insecure in Africa (The Economist)

Senior research fellow  Ruth Meinzen-Dick  was quoted in  an article  in The Economist about land rights and gender. Said Meinzen-Dick: “The more you increase the cost, the more likely it is that urban elites and men with more education will be able to…

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Making agriculture resilient to bad weather (China Daily)

Director General Shenggen Fan  wrote an  op-ed  in China Daily on agricultural resilience in China. He wrote that it’s critical to invest in drought-tolerant crop varieties, disaster insurance, as well as flood control and irrigation. “To build the…

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