Media Briefings

Apr 7, 2014

From Transition to Transformation: Food Security in Central Asia

April 7, 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan—
A conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) to be held from April 8-9 will explore how Central Asian countries can best meet the needs of present and future populations for adequate access to nutritious and safe foods and improve food and nutrition security.

Contact Information: 

Sarah Brawner, IFPRI, s.i.brawner@cgiar.org

Saule Chalbasova, UCA, saule.chalbasova@ucentralasia.org

Nazgul Abdrazakova, UCA, nazgul.abdrazakova@ucentralasia.org

Mar 27, 2014

Policymakers to Meet in Kigali on Getting Nutritious Foods to People

Washington D.C., March 27, 2014. On March 31, more than 275 high-level stakeholders from government, business and civil society will converge in Kigali, Rwanda, for a three-day consultation on ‘Getting Nutritious Foods to People.’

Nearly one in three people globally suffers from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, zinc and iron in the diet. This condition – known as hidden hunger – increases the risk of stunting, anemia, blindness, infectious diseases, and even death. Women and children are especially vulnerable.

Contact Information: 

Vidushi Sinha, HarvestPlus, v.s.vidushi@cgiar.org
Tel: +1 202-862-4686, +250-788-386198

Mar 23, 2014

New online tool promotes improved food security and nutrition in Iraq

March 23, 2014, Baghdad, Iraq—In a country where nearly two million people are food insecure, a novel interactive online tool will provide Iraqi decision makers and other stakeholders with a ‘one-stop’ source of reliable and comprehensive geo-spatial information, assisting them in the development of appropriate policies that effectively target improved food security and household nutrition.

Contact Information: 

Sarah Immenschuh Brawner, s.i.brawner@cgiar.org, +1 (202) 862-5679

Mar 11, 2014
by IFPRI

Ending Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy developments and trends from the past year, documents emerging issues, examines key challenges and opportunities, describes the rising political commitment to food and nutrition security, and sets an agenda for action for 2014 and...

Mar 11, 2014

IFPRI’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report: Ending hunger and undernutrition by 2025 must be a top priority in the post-2015 development agenda

Press Statement
by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
March 12, 2014

Feb 12, 2014
by IFPRI

Promising Agricultural Technologies for Feeding the World’s Poorest

Increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)...

Feb 12, 2014

Agricultural Technologies Could Increase Global Crop Yields as Much as 67 Percent and Cut Food Prices Nearly in Half by 2050

New study identifies most promising agricultural tools for feeding the world’s poorest

February 12, 2014, Washington D.C.–Increased demand for food due to population and income growth and the impacts of climate change on agriculture will ratchet up the pressure for increased and more sustainable agricultural production to feed the planet. A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) measures the impacts of agricultural innovation on farm productivity, prices, hunger, and trade flows as we approach 2050 and identifies practices which could significantly benefit developing nations.

Contact Information: 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Immenschuh, s.immenschuh@cgiar.org, +1 (202) 862-5679

Feb 5, 2014

Fish Farms to Produce Nearly Two Thirds of Global Food Fish Supply by 2030, Report Shows

February 5, 2014, Washington D.C.–Aquaculture–or fish farming–will provide close to two thirds of global food fish consumption by 2030 as catches from wild capture fisheries level off and demand from an emerging global middle class, especially in China, substantially increases.

Contact Information: 

Elisabeth Mealey, World Bank: emealey@worldbank.org
Tina Farmer, FAO: Tina.Farmer@fao.org
Nilar Chit Tun, IFPRI: N.ChitTun@cgiar.org

Jan 22, 2014

New Partnership Launched at Davos to Improve Nutrition for Millions

  • HarvestPlus and World Vision sign partnership to tackle hidden hunger by scaling up access to nutritious food crops
  • Hidden hunger caused by chronic lack of vitamins and minerals that can lead to stunting, infectious disease and death

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thursday, 23 January) – HarvestPlus and World Vision today signed a MoU at the World Economic Forum in Davos, making a commitment to work together to improve nutrition for hundreds of millions of people around the world who suffer from hidden hunger.

Contact Information: 

Caleb Starrenburg, World Vision, caleb_starrenburg@wvi.org, +41 79 930 81 38
Vidushi Sinha, HarvestPlus, v.s.vidushi@cgiar.org, +1 703 505 7438

Jan 14, 2014
by IFPRI

Enhancing Resilience to Conflict in Arab Countries

On 16 January, Ambassadors and representatives from Arab countries, researchers, and development partners will gather in Rome, Italy to discuss how the Arab region can work to reduce the impact of crises like conflict, natural disasters and global spikes in food prices, especially on the rural poor…