Mar 19, 2015

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.

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Deborah Horan,, +1 202-627-4310

Mar 18, 2015

IFPRI Launches 2014-2015 Global Food Policy Report

China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people.

That is why we must also pay attention to those living in the “economic middle” as part of any...

Feb 20, 2015

To Bring Green Revolution to Africa, Countries Must Develop New Technologies

The blind adoption of solutions from other continents won’t work for Africa

Feb. 18, 2015, Washington, D.C.—African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to new award-winning findings by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute.

The research, which focused on Ghana and was originally published in the journal Food Policy, suggests that Africa must instead develop new technologies to improve the output of tree and root crops that are abundant in the region and to reduce the need for manual labor.

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Deborah Horan,, +1 (202) 627-4310