- Nov 6, 2007
New Study Examines Plight of Poor Living on Less than 50 Cents a Day
Washington, DC—Despite much progress reducing poverty worldwide, a substantial number of the world’s poorest people are being left behind, according to a new report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
The report, The World’s Most Deprived: Characteristics and Causes of Extreme Poverty and Hunger, finds that 162 million of the world’s poorest people—the “ultra poor”—survive on less than 50 cents a day. If concentrated in a single nation, they would comprise the world’s seventh most populous country.
- Oct 17, 2007
Marks Halfway Point between Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Declaration and Deadline
BEIJING—More than 400 policymakers and experts from around the world are gathering in Beijing today for the three-day conference, Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People, to assess progress achieved in reducing global poverty and hunger and to identify new approaches for improving the welfare of the world’s most deprived people.Contact Information:
Michael Rubinstein, +(86)13717952470
- Oct 12, 2007
Washington, DC—Only two regions of the world—Latin America & the Caribbean and East Asia & Pacific—are on track to reach all Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to hunger and child mortality. As part of the MDGs, the international community set targets to cut hunger in half and under-five mortality rates by two-thirds by 2015. According to the Global Hunger Index, most countries will not reach all these targets if progress continues at current rates.Contact Information:
Michele Pietrowski, 202/862.4630
- Aug 9, 2007
MANILA, PHILIPPINES—High-level policymakers, development experts, and civil society members from across Asia and the world today called for new approaches and actions to reduce poverty and hunger in rural Asia at an international forum.
The two-day policy forum, Agricultural and Rural Development for Reducing Poverty and Hunger in Asia: In Pursuit of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, is organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
- Jul 23, 2007
Study Holds Major Potential for Food Aid Efforts in Developing Countries
WASHINGTON—A nutritional supplement known as Sprinkles, which can be added to children’s food, reduces anemia by more than half, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition.
The study is the first to show that Sprinkles are effective in reducing anemia when included in an ongoing fortified food aid program implemented under challenging, real-life conditions in developing countries.
- Jul 16, 2007
Norman Borlaug Receives Congressional Gold Medal, Recognizing His Work to Reduce Global Hunger and Poverty
By Joachim von Braun, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Tomorrow, Norman Borlaug will receive the Congressional Gold Medal, recognizing his efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty in the world. He was a seminal figure in the Green Revolution, which led to dramatic increases in the productivity of small-scale farmers, saving millions from hunger, especially in Asia and Latin America. His early work focused on developing varieties of wheat that were high yielding, disease resistant, and adaptable to a variety of growing conditions.
- Jun 12, 2007
International Food Policy Research Institute
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), representing the Alliance of the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), hereby confirms its cooperation with other partners in the efforts to eliminate child labor in agriculture.
- May 31, 2007
By David Orden, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
Major changes are on the horizon for sugar, one of the world’s most highly protected agricultural commodities. A recent shift in European Union (EU) policy, which could significantly reshape sugar markets in both industrialized and developing countries, is receiving scant attention in the U.S. Current protectionist measures greatly restrict access to sugar markets worldwide, distort global competition, and lower prices and revenues for many competitive, low-cost producers and exporters.
- May 14, 2007
Washington, DC—A £3.9 million (approximately US$7.8 million) project was launched today to help poor farmers in developing countries safeguard their livelihoods in the event of future outbreaks of avian influenza.
- Feb 28, 2007
International Conference to Share Successful Strategies to Reduce Poverty by Improving Poor People's Access and Use of Natural Resources
Entebbe—High-level policymakers, community organizers, and experts from around the world are gathering here to discuss how to strengthen poor people’s access to land and water. According to a global study to be presented at the conference, if poor people can harness these vital resources and work together to manage them more effectively, they can reduce their own poverty.