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Declare robust timetable for action on subsidies

A letter to the editor signed by Shenggen Fan, Jeffrey Sachs, and other economists appeared in the Financial Times on Nov. 12 calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut fossil fuel subsidies ahead of next week’s G20 summit in Antalya,…

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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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Hard-nosed compassion (The Economist)

The Economist published  an article  that mentioned  a study  by Amy Margolies and John Hoddinott about the benefits of distributing aid via cash due to the reduced cost of transport and other factors. According to the story, “20% more people could have…

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Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment' (BBC)

IFPRI Director for Africa  Ousmane Badiane   was quoted in a  BBC article  about the international effort to help farmers in Africa deal with climate change. Said Badiane: "When given the right options and incentives, farmers can drive sustainable…

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11 Billion People By 2100—And India Will Be More Populous Than China

NPR interviewed IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan about the UN’s population forecast. According to the UN report, Africa will account for three-fourths of the additional 4 billion people expected to join the global population by the end of the…

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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.…

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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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