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

Jan 16, 2015

Food and Nutrition Security Must Be Part of the Conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos

by Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Jan. 16, 2015, Davos, Switzerland—Food security and nutrition are foundations of human and economic well-being. Without them, people experience poor health outcomes that lead to low productivity and stymied economic growth at the national level. The effects of food insecurity go beyond human and economic well-being: Research shows that food insecurity is a key trigger for political unrest.

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Deborah Horan,, +1 (202) 627-4310

Dec 8, 2014

The return on investment in nutrition is high. So why do so many governments fail to adequately invest in it?

Please join us for high-level discussions on strategies for action on nutrition

Dec. 8, 2014, Washington D.C.--On average, for every dollar that governments around the globe invest in nutrition to reduce stunting, they see a return of 16 times as much--and the return on investment for some countries is much higher: In Sri Lanka, for instance, it is 56 times as much; in South Africa, it’s 53 times the initial investment.

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Deborah Horan 202-627-4310
Adrianna Logalbo,, 617-694-7961