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    This blog story by IFPRI senior researcher Lawrence Haddad was originally posted on his Development Horizons blog. I have described the Global Nutrition Report as an evidence based treasure trove for influencing. You will have your own ...
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    Today marks the launch of the 2011 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report, the sixth in an annual series, which presents a multidimensional measure of global, regional, and national hunger. This year's report shows that although the world has made some ...
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    By now, most Americans have heard of the pending “fiscal cliff,” but have they heard of the “food cliff?” According to Josette Sheeran, Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and former Executive Director of the World Food Programme ...
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    Today’s era of food, financial, and weather-related crises, combined with household-level stressors, makes food and nutrition security for the world’s most vulnerable people ever more challenging. Research has shown that such groups not only ...
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    IFPRI would like to applaud UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, with ICN2 and the Zero Hunger Challenge, in calling for a global partnership of multiple stakeholders to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. We at IFPRI congratulate FAO ...
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    Ignoring hunger and malnutrition will have significant costs to any country’s development. Nutrition improvement has both intrinsic and instrumental value. The following story by S. Mahendra Dev, Director of the Indira Gandhi Institute of ...
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    Washington, DC—According to the Global Hunger Index, developed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), of the 12 countries with the highest levels of hunger, nine were affected by civil wars or violent conflicts. The 10 ...
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    The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on his DG Corner blog. Hunger and undernutrition are said to be causes of poverty, and these concepts are often discussed together. However, the relationship ...
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    The following post by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan was originally published on Humanitas Global Development’s Hunger and Undernutrition blog. Hunger and undernutrition can be eliminated by 2025. Meeting this aspirational target is an ...
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    Comments by Joachim von Braun, IFPRI Director GeneralJuly 11, 2008 It is very promising that global food security is now on the G8 agenda, and will stay there, as G8 leaders want to review progress at the next summit. It is encouraging that ...
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    By Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) More information Halving Hunger IFPRI Food Policy Report Statement to Policymakers Global banking regulation, the European credit crisis, and sovereign debt ...
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    Hunger remains a persistent global challenge as the 2015 deadline for the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws near. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), despite ...
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    The following story, by IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan, was originally published on the Development Policy Centre’s blog. The piece is based on Shenggen’s keynote address at the Crawford Fund’s Annual Parliamentary Conference on ...
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    The following story by Brenna Fitzpatrick was originally published on the Food Tank blog. The 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) recently released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide ...
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    The International Food Policy Research Institute and the World Food Programme held a joint reception for the signing of their new Cooperation Framework Agreement on February 27 at IFPRI headquarters. Both IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan and ...
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    Taking Action for the World’s Poor and Hungry People: A Way ForwardInternational Food Policy Research Institute, October 18, 2007 Concerned that millions of the world’s poorest and hungry people remain in poverty and hunger, we at the ...
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    Only two regions of the world—Latin America & the Caribbean and East Asia & Pacific—are on track to reach all Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets related to hunger and child mortality. As part of the MDGs, the international ...
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    Dhaka—Nearly 250 high-level policymakers, leading researchers, and representatives of development organizations are gathering here from October 4-5 to discuss investment plans, priorities, and policies to advance agricultural development, achieve ...
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    The following post by Sight and Life Director Klaus Kraemer was originally published on the Global Nutrition Report website. As we approach World Food Day, we must not overlook a hunger that does not always respond to just the provision of food — ...
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    Hunger is in the headlines. A drought that swept the African Sahel left 18 million people on the brink of starvation. A food price crisis prevented families across the globe from buying enough to eat. Civil unrest and natural disasters around the ...
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    The World Food Programme presented IFPRI Director General Dr. Shenggen Fan with a Hunger Hero Award yesterday at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in recognition of his commitment to and leadership in fighting ...
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    2008 Global Hunger Index and 2008 India State Hunger Index released for World Food Day Thirty-three countries around the world have alarming or extremely alarming levels of hunger, according to the 2008 Global Hunger Index. The Democratic ...
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    Tajik farmer Tomnissoi Davlat is worried about energy. “This year, I only harvested 500 kilograms of wheat per hectare. I’ve sowed my seeds too late because the fuel prices rose sharply at the beginning of spring. (…) Until I had enough ...
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    About one in eight people worldwide suffered from chronic hunger during the past two years, according to the United Nations. Though daunting, that ratio is an improvement over previous years. In fact, the 2013 Global Hunger Index report released ...
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    With less than two years to go until the expiration of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan noted that “almost 850 million people still suffer from hunger, and two billion are suffering from micronutrient ...