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Watch on CCTV: Despite Progress, Widespread Hunger Persists

IFPRI’s Klaus von Grebmer, research fellow emeritus, was interviewed in a segment for China Central Television about the Global Hunger Index. An author of the report, von Grebmer explained how conflict has an impact on global efforts to reduce hunger.

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The Breast Milk Elixir (The New York Times)

The New York Times’ Nick Kristof included the 2015 Global Nutrition Report in his Oct. 22 column. The piece examines the positive effects of breastfeeding and notes that it is practiced by “just 46 percent of women in India, 17 percent in Nigeria, and…

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There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century (The Guardian)

The Guardian ran an op-ed by IFPRI Senior Research Fellow Lawrence Haddad, as well as Corinna Hawkes and Emorn Udomkesmalee. The op-ed focused on the recently-released Global Nutrition Report and the strides being taken to end malnutrition worldwide. 

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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…

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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…

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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…