In the News

OECD, UN see food prices falling over next decade (MarketWatch)

Maximo Torero, IFPRI’s director of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, Torero told a Wall Street Journal reporter writing for MarketWatch that he’s skeptical about some of the findings from the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook. According to…

In the News

A wake up call on nutrition, but is it enough? (The Guardian)

Half of the planet’s population is malnourished—and that’s why the Global Nutrition Report is a critical tool for global leaders in their fight to combat hunger and malnutrition. In an article in The Guardian that described the report as “a wake-up call for…

DG Corner – News from the Director General

BRAC founder named World Food Prize laureate

IFPRI extends its heartfelt congratulations to BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who was just announced as this year’s World Food Prize laureate. Sir Fazle has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to tackle poverty and hunger in…

40th Anniversary Blog Series

Looking back to move forward

My 20 th anniversary of working at IFPRI coincides with the 20 th anniversary of the UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, where then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton proudly proclaimed that women’s rights are human rights. I had been hired to lead IFPRI…

Media Factsheet

2013 Global Hunger Index- Country Case Study: Haiti

Although undernourishment in Haiti is still high, it has fallen by almost one-third since 1990. Haiti’s 2013 GHI score of 23.3 was more than one-quarter lower than its 1990 score, yet it is still considered “alarming.” More than 44 percent of Haiti’s…

Guest post

Debunking the myth of female labor in African agriculture

The following story by Cheryl Doss was  originally published on the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) EnGenderingData blog. Identifying opportunities for productive investments in women The widely cited “fact” that women in…

Conference

Improving Food Systems for Better Lives

Conference organized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Commission (EC), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on June 2, 2015. Making our food systems more nutritious, resilient…

In the News

15 ways to stop neglecting adolescent girls' nutrition (The Guardian)

Harvest Plus associate research fellow Monica Jain was quoted in the Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network saying that one way to improve nutrition among adolescent girls was to challenge stereotypes. “Adolescent girls should be thought of for…

In the News

Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhoea in children (Times of India)

Researchers from Harvest Plus, coordinated by IFPRI, found that Vitamin A-enriched orange sweet potatoes can reduce the severity and prevalence of diarrhea, which claims more than 350,000 lives of children under five in Africa every year. The story was carried…

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