- Apr 7, 2011
Washington, D.C.—Investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by more than 20 percent from 2001-2008, but most of this growth occurred in only a handful of countries.1 Nigeria alone accounts for one-third of the increase. Spending in most of the region has stagnated or fallen, according to a new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
- Feb 10, 2011
New Delhi – More than 900 participants are gathering today at an international conference from February 10–12 to examine ways that agriculture can enhance the health and nutritional status of poor people in developing countries.
- Jan 13, 2011
Scientists Discuss Findings with Policymakers at International Workshop
Nairobi—International and Kenyan experts are meeting today with government officials, donors, and various food and health-related organizations to share results from recent research on the prevalence of aflatoxin contamination in maize. The study is part of a larger project that seeks to increase understanding of the effects of aflatoxins on people’s health and livelihoods, and to identify cost-effective measures to reduce contamination of food and feed.Contact Information:
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- Dec 1, 2010
Study Urges Better Incomes, Farm Productivity, and Trade to Improve Food Security, Offset Ravages of Climate Change
Cancun — Addressing poverty today is the single best way to help poor people in developing countries achieve food security and adapt to climate change, according to a new report by researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
When families have more income, they are better able to cope with drought, floods, and other climate shocks, says the report, Food Security, Farming, and Climate Change to 2050: Scenarios, Results, Policy Options.
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- Nov 18, 2010
Study Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Causes of Global Food Crisis, Recommends Reforms to Prevent Recurrence
Washington — A new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) challenges previous analyses of the food price crisis of 2007-08. Using recently available data, Reflections on the Global Food Crisis identifies the key causes of the price surge, its consequences for the world’s poor people, and the implications for future policies.
- Nov 9, 2010
Experts Meeting to Discuss Evidence, Effects, and Action
Cape Town—Policymakers, researchers, development experts and practitioners are gathering here from November 9-11 to discuss the critical links between HIV/AIDS, agriculture, hunger and malnutrition in Africa. Conference participants hope to enhance the understanding of these connections and bridge the divide between the HIV and food/nutrition communities. The ultimate goal is to identify opportunities to generate a truly multisectoral response to AIDS epidemics and ensure the food security of individuals and households facing their many effects.
- Nov 8, 2010
Experts Gather for First Global Conference on How Agriculture Can Reduce Micronutrient Malnutrition in Developing Countries
Washington, D.C.: Experts are gathering here to plot the future of a worldwide initiative to reduce “hidden hunger” or micronutrient malnutrition, which causes widespread illness and death in the developing world.
The First Global Conference on Biofortification, scheduled for November 9-11, is drawing scientists, policymakers, donors, and business leaders from around the world. Biofortification is the process of breeding higher levels of essential micronutrients such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc into food crops.
- Oct 11, 2010
Washington, D.C. –Malnutrition among children under two years of age is one of the leading challenges to reducing global hunger and can cause lifelong harm to health, productivity, and earning potential, according to the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI).
- Sep 17, 2010
By Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
A decade ago, the international community committed itself to halving the percentage of people who go hungry. When world leaders meet next week to review implementation of this and other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)1, they need to reexamine their policies and their commitment.
- Sep 13, 2010
Panic is Baseless and Hurts Poor People
By Maximo Torero
Director, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division
International Food Policy Research Institution (IFPRI)
Apparent similarities between today’s rising wheat prices and the food-price crisis of 2007-2008 are just that: apparent, not real. Suggestions to the contrary serve to drive up prices and hurt poor people, who spend much or most of their incomes on food. They need neither jittery markets nor ad hoc protectionism, which has exacerbated past food crises.