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The concept of the global hunger index

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates GHI scores each year to assess progress and…

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Policy recommendations

Although enough food is produced globally to feed the world, hunger persists—largely the product of various and severe inequalities. Yet neither hunger nor inequality is inevitable; both are rooted in uneven power relations that often are perpetuated…

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Global, regional, and national trends

As the issue of famine looms large, it is easy to lose sight of the progress that has been made in the fight against hunger and undernutrition. The 2017 Global Hunger Index shows positive developments on many fronts, but there are still deep…

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Inequality, hunger, and malnutrition: Power matters

The uneven distribution of hunger and nutrition reflects the unequal distribution of power in the food system. In its hourglass shape, the power at the center amplifies poverty and marginalization at both ends of the system: at one end, small-scale…

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Poverty impacts of widely adopted CGIAR innovations

Increased agricultural productivity is one of the most important paths to reducing global poverty. However, increasing agricultural productivity presents many challenges, particularly for smallholder farmers in developing countries. The CGIAR is an…

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2017 global hunger index: The inequalities of hunger

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine.…

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2017 global hunger index: The inequalities of hunger: Synopsis

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report—the twelfth in an annual series—presents a multidimensional measure of hunger at the global, regional, and national levels. It shows that the world has made progress in reducing hunger since 2000, but that…

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Índice global del hambre de 2017: El hambre y sus desigualdades: Sinopsis

El informe de 2017 del Índice Global del Hambre (GHI, por su sigla en inglés), en su decimosegunda edición anual, presenta una medición multidimensional del hambre a nivel mundial, regional, y nacional. Muestra que el mundo ha avanzado en la reducción…

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The cocoa coast: The board-managed cocoa sector in Ghana: Synopsis

After almost 20 years of declining cocoa production, Ghana has been able in the last decade to increase the share of export prices going to producers, more than doubling production. Contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions, these accomplishments…

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