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2009 Global Hunger Index: the challenge of hunger

In 2009, high and volatile food prices combined with economic recession posed significant risks to poor and vulnerable households, with often dire consequences for their food security. The 2009 Global Hunger Index (GHI), the fourth in an annual series that…

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2009 Global Hunger Index: The challenge of hunger

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The 2009 global GHI has fallen by only one quarter from the 1990 GHI. Southeast Asia, the Near East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced…

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2009 Welthunger-Index

Die Ergebnisse des Welthunger-Indexes (WHI) zeigen deutlich, dass weiterhin nur geringe Fortschritte bei der globalen Hungerbekämpfung erzielt werden. Die WHI-Werte 2009 sind im Vergleich mit denen des WHI 1990 gerade einmal um ein Viertel gefallen…

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Índice Global del Hambre de 2009

El Índice Global del Hambre (GHI) muestra que el progreso mundial en la reducción del hambre sigue siendo lento. El GHI global de 2009 ha caído apenas en una cuarta parte con respecto al de 1990. Desde ese año el Sudeste Asiático, el Cercano Oriente y África…

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The food crisis of 2008

This paper aims to document IFPRI’s communications activities during the recent food crisis which peaked in mid-2008. IFPRI’s communications activities during the food crisis were somewhat unusual for the Institute. The communications campaign included IFPRI’s…

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Strengthening food policy through gender and intrahousehold analysis

This assessment focuses on IFPRI’s research program, Strengthening Food Policy through Intrahousehold Analysis,” within the Food Consumption and Nutrition Division (FCND). The program was initiated in 1992, formally began in 1994, and was completed in…

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The Green Revolution reconsidered

Agricultural growth is essential for fostering economic development and feeding growing populations in most developing countries. As land and water become increasingly scarce, this growth will depend more and more on yield-increasing technological changes of…

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Agricultural commercialization, economic development, and nutrition

Why should there be a book about the commercialization of subsistence agriculture, economic development, and nutrition? There are two compelling reasons. First, concerns and suspicions about adverse effects on the poor of commercialization of subsistence…

Biofortification Priority Index
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Biofortification Priority Index

Biofortification is a strategy that seeks to reduce human micronutrient deficiencies—vitamin A, zinc, or iron— by developing and disseminating food crops that contain high levels of micronutrients. HarvestPlus (http://www.harvestplus.org) leads the global…

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