Media Briefings

Jun 18, 2014

Farming on Big Wheels: What can Africa and Asia learn from each other?

18 June 2014, BEIJING, CHINA--A two-day international gathering has begun that centers on agricultural mechanization in Asia and Africa amid urbanization and economic growth.

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Sarah Immenschuh Brawner, IFPRI

Xiaofeng Gou, Peking University

May 16, 2014

Building Resilience Critical to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025

Global conference offers new research and commitments to address threat of rising shocks to global food system

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 16, 2014—According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the post-2015 agenda should aim to end hunger by 2025—and can succeed by building resilience to various environmental, political and economic shocks that threaten food security and livelihoods.

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Sarah Immenschuh Brawner, IFPRI, +251 920 57 98 11

May 13, 2014

Building Resilience Tops Agenda at Global Conference in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 13, 2014—Poor countries and vulnerable people are facing a barrage of shocks: economic shocks such as volatile food prices and financial crises; environmental shocks and natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and earthquakes; food safety, diseases, and health shocks; and social and political shocks such as conflicts and violence that disrupt the food supply and threaten food and nutrition security.

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Sarah Immenschuh Brawner, IFPRI, +251 920 57 98 11

May 13, 2014

IFPRI 2020 Conference

On May 15, more than 800 experts and practitioners from food, nutrition, health, agriculture, humanitarian, and related development sectors will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a three-day conference, “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security,” to discuss how to incorporate resilience...

Apr 16, 2014

Global Policymakers Commit to Scaling-Up Nutritious Foods to Reach Millions

Washington D.C., April 16, 2014. Global policymakers, meeting in Kigali earlier this month at the 2nd Global Conference on Biofortification, committed to making biofortified nutritious foods more widely available in order to improve nutrition and health for millions of people around the world.

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Vidushi Sinha, HarvestPlus, Tel: +1 703-505-7438

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.

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Sarah Brawner, IFPRI,

Saule Chalbasova, UCA,

Nazgul Abdrazakova, UCA,

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,
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.

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Sarah Immenschuh Brawner,, +1 (202) 862-5679

Mar 11, 2014

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