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Chicken Out (The Economist)

The Economist cited the research of IFPRI’s Derek Headey and Kalle Hirvonen in the December 12 issue. According to the article, Headey and Hirvonen found “that households which kept poultry indoors had a significantly higher rate of child stunting…

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Ethiopia Drought Warning (BBC)

IFPRI’s Paul Dorosh, Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division at IFPRI, was interviewed on the BBC’s Focus on Africa program about hunger in Ethiopia. Though the BBC’s Sophie Ikenye mentioned that the number of people dying of…

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Interview with Ousmane Badiane (Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation Radio)

IFPRI Director for Africa Ousmane Badiane was featured on Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation to discuss some of the findings from ReSAKSS ’ Annual Trends and Outlook Report released this week. The report examined the trends of African economies and…

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Nigeria will be middle-income country by 2030 (The Punch)

The Annual Trends and Outlook Report from ReSAKSS was featured in an article in The Punch, which brands itself as Nigeria’s most widely-read newspaper. IFPRI Director for Africa Ousmane Badiane was quoted in the article saying how leaders’ “decisions…

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Dodgy fertiliser is keeping Uganda hungry

The Guardian turned to IFPRI Senior Researcher Dr. Todd Benson for a story about how low-quality fertilizer is keeping food yields low in Uganda. Said Benson: “there aren’t any silver bullets in development, but probably the closest thing we have is…

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China must overhaul farm support policy, says think-tank (Reuters)

IFPRI Director General  Shenggen Fan  is talking about  agriculture in China —and Reuters is listening. Fan said China’s leaders must stop paying farmers artificially high prices for grain if they want to mitigate the financial burden that comes with…