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White House Summit on Global Development

Shenggen Fan presented at the White House Summit on Global Development on July 20, 2016. He presented as a part of the ‘Feed the Future: Partnerships for a Food-Secure 2030′ panel. The Summit, which President Obama attended, brought together development…

In the News

Property rights are still wretchedly insecure in Africa (The Economist)

Senior research fellow  Ruth Meinzen-Dick  was quoted in  an article  in The Economist about land rights and gender. Said Meinzen-Dick: “The more you increase the cost, the more likely it is that urban elites and men with more education will be able to register…

IFPRI Outcome Stories

The exponential effects of empowering teenage girls

On July 11, 2016, the international community observes  World Population Day, and this year’s theme is “Investing in teenage girls.” Evidence has shown that empowering adolescent girls can break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their families. It is…

In the News

Making agriculture resilient to bad weather (China Daily)

Director General Shenggen Fan  wrote an  op-ed  in China Daily on agricultural resilience in China. He wrote that it’s critical to invest in drought-tolerant crop varieties, disaster insurance, as well as flood control and irrigation. “To build the resilience of…

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