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IFPRI and African Union Commission Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Wednesday, December 10, Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Joachim Von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the headquarters of…

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The food crisis isn't over

In a recently published commentary in Nature, Joachim von Braun outlines the risks of a global recession on food security in developing countries. “The stage is set for the next international food crisis,” warns von Braun. The article abstract may be…

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Indicators for Assessing Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

Infants and young children are most vulnerable to malnutrition in the first two years of life. Global indicators tracking progress in promoting exclusive breastfeeding for infants 0-6 months are available; they have been very powerful tools for…

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Food and Financial Crises: Implications for Agriculture and the Poor

Brief by Joachim von Braun, prepared for CGIAR Annual General Meeting, Maputo, Mozambique, December 1, 2008 High food prices from 2007 through mid-2008 had serious implications for food and nutrition security, macroeconomic stability, and political…

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Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development

IFPRI invites nominations highlighting interventions that have had a significant impact on food security. The Millions Fed initiative will facilitate improved agricultural development policy and investment decisions by documenting evidence on the…

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Improving Health through Agriculture

Until recently, Dickson Mbogo was a casual laborer at a school near Bombo, Uganda, where he lives with his wife and ten children. In parts of Uganda, nearly a third of young children suffer from a deficiency of vitamin A, which protects against…

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International Day of Rural Women

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous…

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The Challenge of Hunger 2008

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 Republic of…

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