- Nov 21, 2011
Washington D.C—A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition indicates that orange sweet potato (OSP) is effective in providing vitamin A to malnourished women and children in Mozambique, where the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is very high. VAD can lead to impaired immune defenses and eye damage that can lead to blindness and even death. Annually, 250,000 to 500,000 preschool children go blind from VAD and about two-thirds will die within months of going blind.Contact Information:
Yassir Islam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel:+1 (202) 862 5602
- Nov 13, 2011
Knowledge, Tools, and Lessons for Informing the Design and Implementation of Food Security Strategies in Asia
Stakeholders Pursue Mutual Learning to Support Food Security in Asia
KATHMANDU, NEPAL—Country and regional stakeholders from governments, researchers, non-governmental organizations, donors, and the private sector are gathering in Kathmandu November 14-16 to review and share state of the art knowledge, practical lessons, and tools for supporting agriculture and food security strategies in Asia.
- Nov 1, 2011
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia—High-level policymakers, leading academics, and representatives from farmer and trader organizations and the private sector will gather here to identify investment priorities and policy options that can help increase agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, thereby reducing rural poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in the region.Contact Information:
For more information, please contact:
+ 251 911 89 77 61
- Oct 11, 2011
New Global Hunger Index Report Calls for Action to Curtail High and Volatile Prices and Protect the Poor
Washington, D.C.—Growing demand for biofuels, extreme weather and climate change, and increased financial activity through commodity futures markets are the main causes of high and volatile food prices, according to the 2011 Global Hunger Index report, The Challenge of Hunger: Taming Price Spikes and Excessive Food Price Volatility.
- Oct 4, 2011
Dhaka—Nearly 250 high-level policymakers, leading researchers, and representatives of development organizations are gathering here from October 4-5 to discuss investment plans, priorities, and policies to advance agricultural development, achieve food and nutrition security, and improve the health and well-being of all Bangladeshi citizens. The policy workshop titled “Enhancing Food Security in Bangladesh: Evidence for Action” is organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the US Agency for International Development (USAID).Contact Information:
- Sep 26, 2011
Conference Explores Opportunities to Enhance Agriculture’s Role in Tackling Malnutrition and Improving Human Wellbeing
Lilongwe—Nearly 150 policymakers, researchers, program implementers, and representatives from farmers’ organizations, civil society, donor agencies, and the private sector are gathering here from September 26-27 to examine how agriculture can play a better role in improving the nutrition and health of all Malawians.
- Jul 6, 2011
Washington D.C.— The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched the Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System today. This new tool measures excessive food price variability and is the only mechanism currently available to identify time spans of increased price variability. It is updated daily and forewarns policymakers and humanitarian agencies of periods of time with excessive food price variability.
- Jun 23, 2011
by Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
June 23, 2011 — Paris, France
Just three years after the 2007-2008 food crisis, the food security of poor and vulnerable people is once again being threatened as the prices of agricultural commodities soar and become more volatile. Urgent action is needed now to address the problem and its underlying causes.Contact Information:
Michele Pietrowski, email@example.com
- Jun 15, 2011
G20 Ministers of Agriculture Must Focus on Smallholder Farmers to Achieve Food Security and Prevent Food Price Volatility
Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
The first-ever official meeting of Ministers of Agriculture from G20 countries, to be held in Paris on June 22-23, presents an extraordinary opportunity. Tasked with developing an action plan to address price volatility in food and agricultural markets and its impact on the poor, the ministers are uniquely positioned to not only tackle the immediate price volatility problems, but also to take on a more fundamental and long-term challenge—extreme poverty and hunger.
- May 23, 2011
St. Louis, MO—Global demand for major grains, such as maize, rice, and wheat, is projected to increase by nearly 48 percent from 2000-2025 and by 70 percent between 2000 and 2050, according to research presented by Mark Rosegrant, who delivered the Ag Economic Forum Keynote during the 2011 Ag Innovation Showcase held in St. Louis from May 23-24. Rosegrant is director of Environment and Production Technology at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).Contact Information:
Michele Pietrowski, +1 (202) 862-4630