- 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.
- Dec 1, 2014
Women farmers need equal access to assets, technology for “climate-smart agriculture”
New tool helps governments evaluate trade-offs in agricultural emissions
December 1, 2014, Lima, Peru—IFPRI researchers will present findings of a new series of policy notes on women farmers’ ability to adapt to climate change and contribute to a workshop on the economic viability of climate change mitigation policies at the annual climate conference known as COP 20.
- Nov 26, 2014
New report analyzes trends in investments and human resource capacity in African agricultural R&D; New online tools enable cross-country comparisons and rankings of key R&D indicators
Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 November, 2014 – African countries south of the Sahara will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union targets are to be achieved, according to a new report issued by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Contact Information:
Deborah Horan email@example.com, +1 (202) 627-4310
- Nov 13, 2014
First-ever Global Nutrition Report provides comprehensive narrative on levels of malnutrition across the world
Report includes 193 country profiles
November 13, 2014, London—A consortium of nations, organizations, researchers, and academics has released the first-ever comprehensive narrative on global health and country-level progress toward reducing malnutrition across the globe.Contact Information:
Deborah Horan, firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (202) 627-4310
- Oct 29, 2014
October 29, 2014, New Delhi— India is making progress against undernutrition, as seen in the 2014 Global Hunger Index recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Yet one-third of Indian women and children under five remain underweight. Micronutrient deficiencies are common, and not just among the poor. To combat these grim statistics, and ensure that poor nutrition does not hold back human and economic development, India’s central and state governments must coordinate and accelerate efforts to tackle the causes of malnutrition and hunger.Contact Information:
Vaishali Dassani, IFPRI, email@example.com, +91 981 002 0635
- Oct 21, 2014
by Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
October 21, 2014 –Washington, D.C.
While the health impacts of Ebola are devastating, this recent outbreak is triggering a food crisis that may persist for decades, posing significant challenges not just for food security in West Africa, but also for future economic growth. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone were already experiencing food security issues before the outbreak, and undernourishment has long been a problem. Now, schools in these countries have closed, shutting down critical feeding programs for children.Contact Information:
Deborah Horan, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 202-627-4310
- Oct 13, 2014
Two billion people suffering from hidden hunger according to 2014 Global Hunger Index, even as levels of hunger in many developing countries decrease
Report says food quality is equally important as quantity
October 13, 2014, Washington D.C.—A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) being released today by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide.
- Oct 7, 2014
October 8, 2014—Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—Africa’s share of world agricultural trade has increased in recent years after decades of decline, and trade among African countries has been on the rise. Both trends have boosted Africans’ ability to access food and distribute it to the neediest during hard times, according to a report released today at the annual Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
- Sep 29, 2014
September 29, 2014—Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire—Africa must embrace agricultural innovations to better compete in an evolving global bio-economy, according to findings from a new report issued by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Contact Information:
Deborah Horan, IFPRI, email@example.com, +1-202-862-4310
- Sep 22, 2014
Abuja and Washington D.C., September 22, 2014 – Nigeria’s Nollywood’s top movie directors, in partnership with HarvestPlus, a global program to improve nutrition, have made four movies to entertain and inform Nigerians on how they can improve their diets and health. The movies will premiere during the 11th Abuja International Film Festival on September 24, 2014.